Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
About Richard II
King Richard believes himself to be God’s chosen on earth. His word is infallible and absolute. But he is also a flawed human being, ill-suited to the demands of kingship. When Richard banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, he sets off a dramatic sequence of events that seals his fate, splits his kingdom in two, and changes the course of history forever. Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece is a story of power and privilege, of family and loyalty, of poetry and politics. But beneath all the pageantry is an aching examination of what it means to be fully human. Artistic Director Davis McCallum and a huge cast of fan favorites will come together for HVSF’s first-ever production of this sweeping historical drama.
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Check out tickets for the August 11 performance for the option to purchase a roundtrip chartered bus ticket from NYC to Boscobel. The bus will pick you up from Lincoln Center at 4pm to arrive at Boscobel at 5:30 in time to picnic and enjoy the grounds before the show, then leaves after the show to drop people back off at Lincoln Center.
2hrs, 40min; incl. intermission
Some complex and violent themes, recommended 12+