Free Shakespeare on the Radio: Richard II

presented by WNYC in collaboration with The Public Theater

Listen as the last of the divinely appointed monarchs descends in this 4-part audio production, airing July 13-16 at 8 p.m. on WNYC.

  • Richard II: Episode 4

    Jul 16, 2020
    Richard is imprisoned and Bolingbroke is now King Henry. But the new king immediately faces new challenges.
  • Richard II: Episode 3

    Jul 15, 2020
    Bolingbroke’s power increases, and his men urge him to claim more than just his stolen inheritance. He confronts Richard at Flint Castle, and the king agrees to return to London.
  • Richard II: Episode 2

    Jul 14, 2020
    King Richard’s wealthy uncle, John of Gaunt, is on his deathbed, heartbroken over the banishment of his son, Bolingbroke.
  • Richard II: Episode 1

    Jul 13, 2020
    The Duke of Gloucester has been murdered. Now the young King Richard must settle a dispute between two members of his court over who is responsible for the killing.
  • Coming Soon: Richard II

    Jul 8, 2020
    From open air to on the air! Join WNYC and The Public Theater as we bring Free Shakespeare in the Park to the airwaves with William Shakespeare's RICHARD II.