Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, November 2013.
Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role of 'a definitive production of a great play' (Daily Mail)
David Tennant (Richard), Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke), Oliver Ford Davies (Duke of York), Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt), Emma Hamilton (The Queen), Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Groom), Antony Byrne (Mowbray), Sean Chapman (Northumberland), Marty Cruickshank (Duchess of York)
Extra features: David Tennant interview, Director's commentary and a cast gallery. Running time: 162 minutes Subtitles: English, French, German Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
The Blu-Ray disc also includes a commentary by Director Gregory Doran and Live from Stratford-upon-Avon Producer John Wyver, an interview with David Tennant in which he discusses his thoughts on the play and the character of Richard, and a film exploring behind the scenes of the production, giving an insight into the process of putting the play onto the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the logistics of filming the production for live broadcast.