Wednesday, 28 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 28th June 2017

Today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video which shows the first scene from Richard II.

David Tennant starred in Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon from Thursday 10th October 2013 until Saturday 16th November 2013 (40 performances) before the production transferred to The Barbican Centre in London from 9th December 2013 until Saturday 25th January 2014 (45 performances). David played 85 performances in total. The performance on 13th November was filmed which is the performances shown in this video.

David Tennant reprised his role as Richard II for The Royal Shakespeare Company during January 2016. This was part of a collaboration between The RSC and The Barbican Centre in London to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The event was called King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings which was a 4-play season cycle of four productions in repertoire. As well as David Tennant in Richard II, the other productions were Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V. The whole event ran between Saturday 7th November 2015 until Sunday 24th January 2016 but unfortunately there were only nine performances of Richard II.

The King And Country cycle of plays (including David Tennant in Richard II) transferred to the US. The performances were between Thursday 24th March and Sunday 1st May 2016 at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM) Harvey Theater. David Tennant played 10 performances of Richard II in the US.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 27th June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner discussing their favourite episodes of Doctor Who....or not!

It's this sort of video which shows what a great relationship the three of them had. It also explains why Russell and Julie recently went to watch David performing in Don Juan In Soho.

Apologies if the video does not play in your country.

Monday, 26 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 26th June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some old photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate's appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show in April 2009.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 25th June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of the second episode of Series Three of the radio Comedy Believe It! which was broadcast on BBC Radio Four in April this year.

The episode is titled Truth and in the first couple of minutes David Tennant plays the Tenth Doctor!

Link to listen to the MP3.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 24th June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of an interview with David Tennant and Anna Gunn at a FOX TV event in 2014.

This interview was to promote the television series Gracepoint which was being broadcast on FOX TV. David Tennant played detective Emmett Carver in Gracepoint.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.

Friday, 23 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 23rd June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an extract from an article of David Tennant discussing playing Romeo in The RSC production of Romeo And Juliet which was performed at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and at the Barbican Theatre in London in 2000.

David said about his role:
"I always wanted to play Romeo. I thought it was a great part full of very recognizable emotions and motivations, with a vibrant youthful energy and sense of poetry with which anyone who has ever been a self-dramatising adolescent can identify. It is suffused with the robust certainty and cynicism of youth, but crowned with a winning and rather beautiful open-heartedness. And it's a great story brilliantly told, full of passion, wit, politics, intrigue, life and death, and topped off with lashings of sex and violence. And we had a great director at the helm in the shape of Michael Boyd, whose work I had been thrilled by for years at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow and more recently at the RSC itself. His productions had always seemed to me to have the power to make the theatre a truly magical place where things happen that could only happen in theatre, so that theatre isn't the poor relation of the feature-film but a genuine living art form specific to itself and nothing else. I'd always been desperately keen to work with Michael and to do it with this play was a dream come true.

And I was running out of time. There is no explicit reference in the text to how old Romeo is, but he is, undeniably, a young man. I didn't have very many years left. I'd always said to myself that it was a part I would have to do before my thirtieth birthday or not at all. Actors older than that have played the part, of course, and I don't doubt that they've done it very well, but I wanted to set myself a deadline. (There are, after all, few more tragic sights than a balding, middle-aged actor, corsetting in his paunch and inelegantly bounding across the stage as an ageing juvenile!) So, at twenty-eight (I would be twenty-nine before the show opened) it was now or never.

And I suppose that playing Romeo had always represented to me the first rung on a ladder that every great classical actor had climbed before ascending to Hamlet, Iago, Macbeth, and so on, finally culminating in a great, definitive King Lear before toppling over and retiring to an old actors' home and telling ribald anecdotes into a great, plummy old age. Not that I am, for a second, categorising myself as a 'great classical axtor', or even aspiring to such term, but the opportunity to follow a path through these famous parts in the wake of actors like Irving, Olivier, Gielgud and others seemed thrilling, and something that, ever since drama school, I've dreamed of doing. This is sort of egocentric thought-process that is not entirely helpful to an actor when it comes to actually approaching a role, and I'm not particularly proud to admit to it now, but I can't deny that it was a part (only a relatively small part, but an important one nevertheless) of what made me say yes to the RSC and to begin to find my own way through the sea of received notions of what the part meant to everyone who was so keen to give me their opinion."


Thursday, 22 June 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 22nd June 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from Doctor Who Series Three's episode Smith And Jones.

In this clip The Doctor introduces himself to Martha Jones and they discover that the hospital has been transported to the moon.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.