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Richard II

William Shakespeare's study of deluded autocracy. When Richard II banishes Bolingbroke and confiscates his property, he begins a chain of events that bring about his own downfall.

Richard II was the first king to insist on being called 'Majesty' and believed in the divine right of kings. In Shakespeare's lyrical play, Richard's folly and the delusion of autocracy bring about his own downfall. When he banishes Bolingbroke and then confiscates his land and wealth despite warnings, he triggers a chain of events that led to his overthrow and the accession of Bolingbroke as King Henry IV.

This is the first recording of a Shakespeare play to be broadcast in binaural sound. The production has been recorded using a pioneering 3D microphone set-up: listen with headphones for an enhanced experience which highlights Richard II's subjective world view.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Writer William Shakespeare
Richard Joel MacCormack
Bolingbroke Geoffrey Streatfeild
John of Gaunt John Rowe
Duke of York Philip Jackson
Mowbray Steffan Rhodri
Aumerle Will Howard
Northumberland Christian Rodska
Harry Percy Edmund Wiseman
Queen Isabel Jaimi Barbakoff
Bushy Tom Forrister
Bagot David Sturzaker
Greene Simon Ludders
Salisbury Joe Sims
Duchess of York Georgie Glen
Bishop Carlisle Keiron Self
Welsh Captain Sion Pritchard
Lady Alexandria Riley
Director Alison Hindell

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