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Richard II

Synopsis
Independent, digital, low-budget production, heavily abridged, with a re-working of Richard as a Rambo-esque war hero. This may be the first film of Richard II.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2001
Duration
93 mins

Credits

Director
John Farrell
Producer
Joseph Erickson
Cinematographer
Don Money; John Farrell
Screenplay
John Farrell
Music
Andrew M. Frazier; Liz A. Ficalora
Cast
Matte OsianKing Richard II
Kadina de ElejaldeQueen Isabel
Frank O’DonnellJohn of Gaunt
Barry SmithBolingbroke
Craig Alan EdwardsGreen
Daniel MaherBushy
David W. FrankDuke of York
Ellen ZachosDuke of Aumerle
Lisa Beth KovetzSir Stephen Scroope
Robert E. McCaffertyHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Tom TurbivilleThomas Mowbray

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The DVD extras include interview footage, still gallery, deleted clips, trailers and outtakes.
General
`The screenplay is all Shakespeare, but ruthlessly cut to remove the blither ' IMDb user comment posted 21 April 2006
History
Not released in the UK.
Reviews
Hall, Phil. ‘The Fall and Rise of a Digital Richard the Second’ in Art New England 25, no. 3 (2004): 9. [Recounts John Farrell’s filming of Richard II in 1987 and his digital editing and release of the film in 2000-2002.]

Forker, Charles R. ‘Richard II on Screen’ in Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Shakespeare Survey 61: Shakespeare, Sound and Screen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008). pp. 70-73.

Production Company

Name

Farrellmedia

Archive

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
http://www.amazon.com External site opens in new window

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