“It's really a play about the interior of our mind, all of our minds."
Fiona Shaw reflects on playing the titular role in Richard II for both the stage production at the National Theatre and the BBC film adaptation directed by Deborah Warner.
Shaw describes taking on the role of Richard II as coming ‘around like all good ideas - by accident’. Cast as a character whose gender differs from her own, she examines the complexities of Richard II, the response of the critics to her performance and capturing the production at the 3 Mills Studio.
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