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Richard II

Members say: Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Delightful, Edgy
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Shakespeare in the Square presents the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster, an exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

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The first of eight historical plays dealing with the conflicts between the Royal British houses of York and Lancaster, 'Richard II' tells the story of a childish monarch who is forced from the throne. Shakespeare chronicles the shattering fall of one king and the meteoric rise of another in a raw and powerful tale of a country—and a soul—in chaos. Shakespeare in the Square's company of eight actors enact the fall of a deposed monarch and the rebellion that changed the course of history.

 

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90
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if You like avant-garde productions of Shakespeare plays that are quirky and over-the-top. Very abstract with German subtitles. Do not miss.

Don't see it if You dislike total nudity and raunchy humor. Not for purists. Totally distorted Shakespeare.

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90
Delightful, Epic, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you appreciate great shakespeare, though it was a little slow at times.

Don't see it if if you don't like shakespeare.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You've ever identified so strongly with a role, job, position, or social status, only to lose it.

Don't see it if You're not into slow-burn Shakespeare.

76
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Masterful, Confusing

See it if Shakespeare and his Henriad is entertaining for you.

Don't see it if You cannot follow the language. It has complex prose and can be difficult to follow at times.

98
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You love a great night out. You love the works of William Shakespeare. You really want to have a great time.

Don't see it if You are one of the Kardashians, you won't understand a word of it.

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Shakespeare's histories, with interesting tweaks.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare, as this is not an easy show.