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RSC Richard II - The Wilton Diptych

David Tennant from the Conversations on Broadway interview:

The Wilton Diptych, which we absolutely steal from.  There’s a point where our singers go off-stage and come back on in a kind of royal blue robe, and on the other side of the stage you have some of the other characters all kind of looking up in this sort-of prayer formation, which is… Richard used to take into battle with him this painting.   He would unfold it, apparently, close to the battlefield and pray to it. We’ve tried to re-create that on stage.