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War • English Royalty • Family • Politics
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By William Shakespeare
Translation by Naomi Iizuka
Shakespeare’s history play reimagined by Naomi Iizuka.
Following the events of the final two years of his life, Richard II interrogates royal power and the forces that threaten it. After banishing his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, Richard begins to lose grip of his throne and strives to find meaning in the churn and chaos of the events unfolding around him. In her new translation, Naomi Iizuka ventures into the mystery of the work, scraping away the layers of received wisdom and cracking the play open for contemporary audiences.
May 27. 2019
Play On! Festival NYC
Rehearsal and Staged Reading directed by Jennifer Chang with full cast as part of the Play On! Translation Festival in NYC.
Play On! / Classic Stage / Oregon Shakespeare Festival
June 4, 2019
FIRST READS: An Online Educational Series
A livestreamed exploration of Richard II featuring actors from across the country under the direction of Jennifer Chang.