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Illuminations - On the Director's Shakespeare: a pre-show (1:15pm) dialogue on the director's interpretation of Richard II.
Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:00PM
at Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 North Mentor Avenue
One block north of Colorado Blvd, one block east of Lake Ave.
Three blocks from Goldline
Stripped to its very essence, Kubzansky’s Richard II is theatrical, raw, and performed with only three actors. As Richard says: “thus play I in one person many people—and none contented.” Shakespeare’s tale still resonates deeply today, posing the ultimate identity crisis. When arrogant King Richard is deposed by Bolingbroke, who has good reason to lead a rebellion and seize the crown, Richard is left bewildered as he struggles to find a new identity, and Bolingbroke is overwhelmed by how hard it is to be king. After all, who are we without our names or titles?
Illuminations - On the Director's Shakespeare: a pre-show dialogue on the director's interpretation of Richard II. Dialogue begins at 1:15pm.