Richard III

Richard III

This edition of Richard III features seven scenes, opening with the Duke of Gloucester’s villainous “Winter of our discontent” speech and followed by his audacious wooing of Lady Anne. Queen Margaret’s chilling curses, Richard’s string of murders, and the haunting chants of his victims’ ghosts are stage drama at its best. The climax is a gripping battle in which the Earl of Richmond slays Richard and becomes King of England. There is also an essay by editor Nick Newlin on how to produce a Shakespeare play with novice actors, and notes about the original production of this abridgement at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s annual Student Shakespeare Festival.

The edition includes a preface by Nick Newlin, containing helpful advice on presenting Shakespeare in a high school setting with novice actors, as well as an appendix with play-specific suggestions and recommendations for further resources.

Title:Richard III
ISBN:9780192839930
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  • Madeline

    Richard III, abridged:RICHARD: Mwahahaha! Mwahahahahaha! Mwahaha!CLARENCE: Hey brother! So, I guess I'm being sent to the Tower of London. Sucks, right? RICHARD: Don't worry, Clarence, you'll be fine....

  • Bill Kerwin

    I remembered this play as being nothing more than a superb melodrama organized around a charismatic, one-dimensional villain, but I now realize it is more complex than that. Richard's deformity is not...

  • Henry Avila

    A hero, in his own mind or a historical villain? King Richard the Third , grew up in the turbulent years of the War of the Roses, 1455-1485, the English crown fought between the House of York, symboli...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Richard III = The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Wars of the Roses #8), William ShakespeareRichard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1...

  • Barry Pierce

    Ah good old Dick III. Killing yer husbands, killing yer children. An all-round family guy. ...

  • Sean Barrs

    "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!Poor old Richard. I think you needed more than that horse to save your kingdom….....

  • James

    4 out of 5 stars to William Shakespeare's famous play, Richard III, one of his "War of the Roses" tragedies produced in the 16th century in England. People have generally heard of this King, and know ...

  • Leonard Gaya

    Shakespeare wrote two titanic tetralogies at the start of his career, spanning through the dynasties of 15th-century kings of England, from Edward III down to Henry VII. The second half of this gigant...

  • G.R. Reader

    I played Anne in my school's production of Richard III when I was 15. In the seduction scene from Act 1, the guy playing Richard, who was a complete asshole, decided to put his hand on my left breast ...

  • Lyn

    “Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York;And all the clouds that lour'd upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”A powerful study of evil. Richard, ...