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'Richard II' rules at Skagit Valley College

Go to Skagit Valley College’s Phillip Tarro Theatre to see an energetic and disciplined cast perform Shakespeare’s “Richard II.” The large cast is well dressed, especially Richard (Michael Trochie), in his gowns and highly embroidered robe, with its three foot train.

Director Damond Morris’s Richard is a super-agent, confident from the opening scene, when he banishes Henry of Bolingbroke (Matthew Small) and Mowbray (Eli Young), to the end when he nearly out fights the assassination team that murders him in prison.

Neither is historically true. England’s Richard II was weak of character and a w...


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