Fiona Shaw's Richard II: The Girl as Player-King as Comic

@inproceedings{Rutter1997FionaSR,
  title={Fiona Shaw's Richard II: The Girl as Player-King as Comic},
  author={Carol Chillington Rutter},
  year={1997}
}
Even before it opened at the National Theatre in June 1995, every major British newspaper had an opinion about Deborah Warner's Richard I. "Gimmick casting," said the Independent on Sunday: "The sort of thing you might expect to see at the end of term in a boarding school.'2 A "Kingdom under siege," observed the Guardian.3 The Observer Review asked about "a career in crisis," and three weeks later the Independent felt compelled to publish a "second opinion" to "defend ... Richard II from the… CONTINUE READING

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