Missing Shakespeare in the Park? It Will Become a Serialized Radio Drama This Summer

Shakespeare in the Park was canceled this summer, but the production of Richard II will live on as a radio drama, WNYC and the Public Theater announced this week.

“Shakespeare on the Radio” launches on July 13 at 8 p.m. on WNYC, and will last through July 16. You can listen on the radio at 93.9 or AM 820 or stream it at wnyc.org.

“Brought to you in a serialized radio broadcast over four nights, listen as the last of the divinely anointed monarchs descends and loses it all. When King Richard banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and deprives him of his inheritance, he unwittingly creates an enemy who will ultimately force him from the throne. One of the Bard’s only dramas entirely in verse, this epic and intimate play presents the rise of the house of Lancaster through a riveting tale of lost sovereignty, political intrigue, and psychological complexity. Directed by Saheem Ali, experience this beautiful and cutting play in an exciting serialized radio format from wherever you are.”

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    1. CityGirl57 says:

      I always loved the photos of people during the 20’s, 30″s, and upwards intently listening to radio broadcasts and entertainment. Perhaps without the visual the words will be more impactful? Excited and curious for the show to began! Will miss the park and the thrill of shows at the Delacourte…but until we can resume, tune in …