VIDEO: Richard II Cinematic Trailer

The Royal Shakespeare Company have released the cinematic trailer for their production of William Shakespeare's Richard II starring David Tennant. The trailer, filmed and produced by Dusthouse, promotes the stage production and the projection of the play into cinemas around the world.

The trailer features a voiceover by Michael Pennington who plays John of Gaunt.

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England

Richard II
Act 2, Scene 1

The play will be screened live from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to UK cinemas on Wednesday 13th November,and the recording streamed worldwide until January 2014. The RSC have announced screening locations and dates for the UK, USA and Sweden only so far but many more around the world will be added in the next few weeks

Watch out for the trailer in cinemas from this weekend

For more information visit the RSC Live From Stratford-upon-Avon web pages

Richard II directed by Gregory Doran stars David Tennant, Michal Pennington, Jane Lapotaire, Nigel Lindsay and Oliver Ford Davies. The play will open at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run until 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. Tickets are still available for some London dates.