Free Shakespeare on the Radio: Richard II
- Audio Performance
- Apple Podcasts
- The Public Theater
“It’s my hope that listening to Shakespeare’s words, broadcast in the midst of a pandemic and an uprising, will have powerful resonance in our world.”
From open air to on the air! Join WNYC and The Public Theater as they bring Free Shakespeare in the Park to the airwaves with William Shakespeare’s Richard II. Brought to you in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights, listen as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all. When King Richard banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and deprives him of his inheritance, he unwittingly creates an enemy who will ultimately force him from the throne. One of the Bard’s only dramas entirely in verse, this epic and intimate play presents the rise of the house of Lancaster through a riveting tale of lost sovereignty, political intrigue, and psychological complexity. Directed by Saheem Ali, experience this beautiful and cutting play in an exciting serialized radio format from wherever you are. In support of the fight against racism and inequality and in recognition of the unspeakable violence against Black communities, The Public Theater and the artists of Richard II dedicate this production to the Black Lives Matter Movement.
- Duration1 hour episodes