Richard II (2000)

Richard II

Richard Eyre introduces a new production of Richard II starring Samuel West in the title role. The play raises the questions as to whether Richard is the "heinous" king, the spendthrift who surrounds himself with toadying cronies, or whether he is noble and misunderstood. It explores whether his deposition and murder is a tragedy which sparks off the bloody conflict of the Wars of the Roses, or whether it is a just punishment for his excesses. This production was broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 3
  • Duration: 2'56'22''
  • Broadcast date: 2000

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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