Shakespeare Hour LIVE! Episode 19: RICHARD II
The Shakespeare Hour LIVE! team tackles the most controversial and politically charged of Shakespeare’s plays during his lifetime. Staged by the Earl of Essex as part of an attempted revolutionary coup, the controversial deposition scene was published only in its full form after Shakespeare’s death.
Guests: Nora Carroll (The Old Globe’s RICHARD II, The Public Theater’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE); Naomi Jacobson – minutes [3:23 to 5:20], [21:55 to 27:43] and [46:44 to 50:05] – (STC Affiliated Artist, RICHARD II, Helen Hayes Award winner); and Dr. Michael Witmore (Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature, pioneer in the digital analysis of Shakespeare’s texts).