At the time when I first met Michael Barker Caven, he was Artistic Director of the Everyman Theatre, Cork. Prior to that, between 1995 and 2004, he had been Artistic Director of Ouroboros Theatre Company (previously Theatreworks). In 2013 he joined hands with actor Denis Conway, then the Director of Ouroboros, in a co-production with the Abbey Theatre where a new version of Richard II was staged. The project was part of the company’s investigation of Shakespeare’s history plays through a relocation of a classic tale into contemporary times. This interview explores the themes and tropes of Ouroboros' production of Shakespeare's Richard II.
In conversation with Michael Barker-Caven, Director of "Richard II" for Ouroboros Theatre, Ireland, in a Co-Production with the Abbey Theatre/Everyman Theatre, Cork, April 2013 / Salis, Loredana. - In: IL TOLOMEO. - ISSN 2499-5975. - 19:dicembre(2017), pp. 301-308. [10.14277/2499-5975/Tol-19-17-19]