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Richard II DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.

Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatising man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Richard II: Charles Edwards
Salisbury: Henry Everett
John of Gaunt: William Gaunt
Northumberland: Jonny Glynn
Bolingbroke: David Sturzaker
Duke of York: William Chubb
Duchess of Gloucester: Sasha Waddell
Duchess of York: Sarah Woodward

Director: Simon Godwin
Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe
Extras: Cast Gallery

Picture: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Stereo / Dolby Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 148 mins
Subtitles: EN
Year: 2015