"David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a multi-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play."The Daily Express
Richard II is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic and bloody civil war.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran
directs David Tennant
in the title role. David is joined in the Company by Oliver Ford Davies
as the Duke of York, Michael Pennington
as John of Gaunt and Nigel Lindsay
as Bolingbroke. Richard II
was broadcast live to cinemas around the world on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on 6 May 2014.
The Blu-Ray disc also includes a commentary by Director Gregory Doran
and Live from Stratford-upon-Avon Producer John Wyver
, an interview with David Tennant in which he discusses his thoughts on the play and the character of Richard, and a film exploring behind the scenes of the production, giving an insight into the process of putting the play onto the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the logistics of filming the production for live broadcast.
- First release in a new partnership with the RSC.
- Starring distinguished TV, Film and Theatre actor David Tennant whose credits range from Doctor Who to Hamlet at the RSC.
- Production directed by Gregory Doran "one of the great Shakespearians of his generation" The Sunday Times
- Extra features: David Tennant interview, Director's commentary and a cast gallery.
EN / FR / DERegion:
"David Tennant gives a bravado performance of a multi-layered, complex and intelligent medieval king in Shakespeare's masterful history play."
--The Daily Express'Gregory Doran's exceptional production is a rousing triumph.'
--The Observer'Michael Pennington is little short of magnificent as John of Gaunt.'
--The Daily Telegraph