David Tennant (Dr. Who) takes on the title role of the vain king who only learns to value his crown after he has lost it. Live in HD.
A timelessly political story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare’s four plays about the House of Lancaster. Richard (David Tennant, Doctor Who) is king, 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 civil war that will last 100 years. With a capacity for quicksilver thought and an almost boyish vulnerability, Tennant's great achievement is to attract our sympathy to a monarch who only learns to value kingship after he has lost it.
“David Tennant is mesmerizing in this beautifully crafted, richly detailed production.”
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