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Richard II

Synopsis
This six-episode podcast miniseries looks at the political currents that influenced Shakespeare and how they apply to the world today. Hosted by Isaac Butler. Richard II is God’s anointed representative on Earth, but by the end of the play that bears his name, he’s dead and his cousin sits on his throne. This is the story of how Shakespeare used English history to ask still-relevant questions about legitimacy, and about how a performance of Richard II played a role in the last Aristocratic rebellion against the English crown.
Series
Lend Me Your Ears
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio
Transmission details
12 Jun 2018
Duration
37:19

Credits

Contributor
Isaac Butler

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
monarchy; political debate

Online Availability

Online URL
http://traffic.megaphone.fm/SLT2316082094.mp3
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

Slate Plus

Email
slateoffice@slate.com
Web
https://slate.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
(212) 445-5330
Address
15 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor
Brooklyn
New York, 11201

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