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Scottish actor David Tennant is to play the title character in William Shakespeare's history play "Richard II," England's Royal Shakespeare Company announced.
Richard II and Henry V, despite being related, are polar opposites as kings. This has inspired Michael Kahn, artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, to stage the two plays as a 'Leadership Repertory,' a fitting conceit for the nation's capital.
Jeremy Irons has signed up to star in Dennis Kelly's new stage drama "The Gods Weep," which begins performances in March, the Royal Shakespeare Company said.
David Tennant and Derek Jacobi are this year's co-winners of Britain's Critics' Circle Theatre Award for best Shakespearean actor.
Hollywood actor and London theater star Kevin Spacey has received an honorary degree from London Southbank University.
Veteran Hollywood director Robert Altman will make his London stage directing debut at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic theater in London.
Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey will mount his first British production of Shakespeare next fall in the title role in "Richard II."