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Richard II


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"Richard II"
Excerpt from Act 4, Scene 1 : Westminster Hall.

Actors: Jo Stone-Fewings (King Richard II), Robert Whitelock (Henry Bolingbroke)

Clip lenght: 3 min 02 sec.
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His hold on power is weak, his enemies many. Now he must fight not just for his crown, but for his very survival.

Rated PG-13. Murder... Treachery... politics in other words.

"More political bad blood than a Gore/Bush rematch filmed by Quentin Tarantino."
- Washington Sun


aka "The Tragedy of King Richard the Second"

Written in 1595

In performance in December 1595

First published in 1597

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