Richard II: David Tennant

Richard II is a perfect tragedy: the weaknesses in Richard’s character bring about his fall.  I find the play  rich in poetry.  There are set-piece scenes that show Shakespeare investigating through poetic language what it means to lead a state.  I am thinking particularly of the garden scene.

In this excerpt we can see the TV actor and Shakespearian, David Tennant, making a fine job of his part:

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