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Richard II

Year of Shakespeare: Richard II

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Richard II, Ashtar Theatre, dir. Conall Morrison, 4 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Erin Sullivan, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham The first thing we see is a […]

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Politics, Poetry and Passion: Richard II in Bristol

Human emotion and political intrigue crackle through Richard II. History, politics, and feeling are all made vibrant by its rich poetic dynamic.   It is not surprising that Sir John Gielgud felt strongly that actors should be cast in this play on account of their different vocal qualities. Long stretches of Richard II require sustained […]

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