REVIEW 'Richard II' a 'divine way to round out CSF season'

July 30, 2013

By Liza Williams

Daily Camera

"Richard II," the final play to open during the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival, brings a perfect balance to the troupe's season, countering the interesting and unlikely choices found in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Macbeth" with a restrained and precise production.

"Richard II" starts off with stately delivery of lines and formal staging that devolve as King Richard grapples with his eventual loss of power and abdication.

This is a stunningly beautiful production in which director James Symons creates one balanced and skillfully composed image after another.

Photo: Chip Persons as Richard II. By Zachary Andrews.

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