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King Richard II

June 11 – July 15, 2017
(Opening Night: June 18)

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Erica Schmidt

Robert Sean Leonard (TV’s “House,” The Old Globe’s Pygmalion) returns to the Globe in the title role of one of the greatest of Shakespeare’s towering cycle of history plays. Convinced of his divine right to rule, King Richard acts recklessly and provides the canny Henry Bolingbroke an opening to seize the crown.  Filled with magnificent verse and Shakespeare’s characteristic wisdom and insight, King Richard II is a deeply moving and insightful portrait of how the forces of history collide and combust to shape a nation’s political landscape. It’s a perfect play to begin the Globe’s 2017 Festival.

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Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard will star in the title role of William Shakespeare's King Richard II, directed by Erica Schdmit, for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival, June 11 - July 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
Erica Schmidt
Erica Schmidt will direct William Shakespeare's King Richard II for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival, June 11 - July 15, 2017. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe.
King Richard II Artwork
William Shakespeare's King Richard II, directed by Erica Schdmit, for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival, June 11 - July 15, 2017. Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.