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Richard III By William Shakespeare John Jowett Richard III Richard III is one of Shakespeare s most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film This new and innovative edition recognizes the play s pre eminence as a performance work

  • Title: Richard III
  • Author: William Shakespeare John Jowett
  • ISBN: 9780192839930
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Richard III By William Shakespeare John Jowett Richard III is one of Shakespeare s most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film This new and innovative edition recognizes the play s pre eminence as a performance work a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it wouRichard III is one of Shakespeare s most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film This new and innovative edition recognizes the play s pre eminence as a performance work a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare s theater The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare s time to the present The commentary gives detailed explanation of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate sections, and specific information is given at the back of the book Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.
    Richard III By William Shakespeare John Jowett

    Richard III Biography Facts Britannica Sep , Formative years The future Richard III was the fourth son of Richard, rd duke of York died , and his duchess, Cecily Neville, to survive to adulthood York was the most prominent duke in England, of royal descent, and the most powerful nobleman of his day Neville came from the most prolific, most politically prominent, and best married of contemporary noble houses. Richard III Aug , Directed by Richard Loncraine With Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Christopher Bowen, Edward Jewesbury The classic Shakespearean play about the murderously scheming th century king is reimagined in an alternative setting of s England as clouds of fascism gather. Richard III HISTORY The Royal Diet of Richard III Revealed After reigning for only two years, Richard III was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field in August , becoming the last English king to die in combat. Richard III Shakespeare, Movie Play Biography Aug , Richard III was a child when his family, the House of York, engaged in battle against the Lancastrians for control of the country This long and bloody

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    1. Madeline on said:

      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 I ll try and get you out, and certainly won t hire assassins to kill you or anything CLARENCE Awesome You re the best RICHARD Mwahahaha ANNE You killed my husband and my son in the last play, you asshole I HATE YOU SO MUCH RICHARD I only killed your husband because you re so fucking hot ANNE OMG TAKE ME RIG [...]

    2. BillKerwin on said:

      I remembered this play as being nothing than a superb melodrama organized around a charismatic, one dimensional villain, but I now realize it is complex than that Richard s deformity is not merely a physical sign of spiritual evil, but also a metaphor for the twisted era of internecine and intra generational violence of which he himself is the inevitable conclusion Richard claims that his disability disqualifies him for a peaceful age s love making, but his effective wooing of Lady Anne litera [...]

    3. Henry Avila on said:

      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, symbolized by the White Rose, and the House of Lancaster, the Red Rose, Sovereigns on the throne, vanish rapidly, ironically, two branches of the same Plantagenet family Richard s brother Edward IV, at 6 foot four inches, the tallest British monarch in history, is dying, over indulgences, so much food and d [...]

    4. Barry Pierce on said:

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

    5. Bookdragon Sean on said:

      A horse a horse my kingdom for a horse Poor old Richard I think you needed than that horse to save your kingdom

    6. James on said:

      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 about him than they realize, but he is not one of the famously read plays in high school or college, falling behind the popular comedies and tragedies of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and A Mid Summer Night s Dream.Why This BookAlthough I read this play in high school, I had [...]

    7. Edward on said:

      General IntroductionThe Chronology of Shakespeare s WorksIntroductionThe Play in PerformanceFurther Reading Richard IIIAn Account of the TextGenealogical TablesCommentary

    8. Lyn on said:

      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, though, is made to be complex than the medieval personification of Vice, human and thus, terrible No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity But I know none, and therefore am no beast.

    9. G.R. Reader on said:

      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 somewhere towards the end I turned round and punched him in the face, knocking out one of his teeth.They had to end the play there and then and I got expelled, but it was worth it.

    10. Paul Bryant on said:

      Here is an excellent and fun archaelogical story They just found Richard III He was under a municipal car park People had been parking their Renault Clios and Ford Fiestas on top of him for years Now, we last saw Richard being killed in Shakespeare at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 SCENE V Another part of the field.Alarum Enter KING RICHARD III and RICHMOND they fight KING RICHARD III is slain.After that, allegedly, the body was dragged into Leicester 25 miles south of Nottingham , hung up [...]

    11. Darwin8u on said:

      Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end Shame serves thy life and doth thy death attend William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act IV.4Shakespeare s first Masterpiece I find it hard to not think of this as the beginning of Shakespeare s real reign His characters are amazing His images are haunting His monologues are beautiful Yes, certainly I still think his best is yet to come, but if he died only producing this, we would still sing his name for the next 1000 years King Richard is a beast, but one y [...]

    12. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      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 1592 It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy Richard III concludes Shakespea [...]

    13. Simona Bartolotta on said:

      I had to wait until the second to last page to hear him say A horse A horse My kingdom for a horse Not fair, Willy.I will probably write something coherent sooner or later For the time being, suffice it to say that it s clearly not a Hamlet.The day afterI m always like this When I don t know what to write about something I read, I go all Hey, girl, do not despair You ll think of something You have all this profound blabber inside your head and you just have to find a not too embarassing way to p [...]

    14. Bradley on said:

      I m nearly speechless.I m certain that most of my inability to form words is because I read so much history, even a few days ago, about the War of the Roses, and then, having plowed through Shakespeare s line of kings from Richard II through Richard III, having history be retold in oft pleasing shape inaccuracies aside , the whole shape of that history has built up into such a crescendo of howling misery in my mind that I can t except get horribly emotional about all the players in these plays.I [...]

    15. Ted on said:

      Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York,And all the clouds that lowered upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.Rating 3 1 2 for reading, 4 for seeing.Richard, Duke of Gloucester The lead The future king Richard III.He that hath here, in the first 41 lines of the play, surely the most revealing opening monologue in any of Shakespeare s plays.Further on, Richard declaimsBut I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,Nor made to court an amorous looki [...]

    16. Trish on said:

      This ARG This play really made me FURIOUS takes a deep breath First things first, the plot Edward IV is king, we learn from his brother Richard called Gloucester for his dukedom how he became king Richard is described as an ugly hunchback and he vows to behave as is expected of him.Next, he plots to have his brother George Clarence put away in the Tower of London there is a prophecy here, actually quite a number of them, but this one says that Edward s heirs will be killed by G which Edward thin [...]

    17. Teresa Proença on said:

      Mil cora es se agigantam no meu peito Ricardo III, Acto 5, Cena 3 No meu peito n o mil, mas um cora o se agiganta de gratid o pela vida, que me oferece oportunidades de desfrutar de momentos grandiosos Ler Ricardo III ver Ricardo III s o emo es nicas e inesquec veis Nesta pe a Shakespeare recria a vida de Ricardo de Gloucester, o terceiro e ltimo rei do conflito que op s as Casas de Lencastre e de York, denominado por A Guerra das Rosas e que decorreu entre 1455 e 1487 Foi o ltimo rei de Inglate [...]

    18. James on said:

      One day I may find the time and the energy to prepare some well thought out, elegantly composed, insightful and informative reviews of Shakespeare s greatest plays affording them with at least a modicum of the respect that they justly deserve In the meantime I am offering a few very quickly thought through ideas on what are undoubtedly the greatest English language literary works for the stage ever written.The majority of Shakespeare s 37 or 38 plays depending on who you ask are imbued with bril [...]

    19. Bam on said:

      This is a second reading of the play for me It paints King Richard III of England 1452 1485 as the greatest villain of all literature, a sociopathic monster willing to do anything to achieve his desire for power During the recent US presidential campaign, there have been several articles comparing Richard III to Donald Trump Time will tell.And speaking of time, I ve just finished reading Josephine Tey s The Daughter of Time, which is a crime story that investigates the alleged crimes of King Ric [...]

    20. Manny on said:

      Richard is ugly, and the girls aren t interested This really sours his attitude He decides to plunge the country into another ruinous civil war that ll show the bitches.But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,Nor made to court an amorous looking glass I, that am rudely stamp d, and want love s majestyTo strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtail d of this fair proportion,Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,Deformed, unfinish d, sent before my timeInto this breathing world, [...]

    21. Marquise on said:

      The historical Richard III Master Shakespeare s Richard III Sums it all up quite nicely.

    22. Brian on said:

      FIVE PLUSShakespeare for Education, Shakespeare for PleasureI read Shakespeare in high school In fact I remember being called into the Principal s office for a parent teacher conference I had drawn and colored a picture of a guy and a girl lying in a dungeon with knife wounds everywhere and blood smeared all over the walls What is this they said Why all this blood That s Romeo and Juliet, I said I like the story It s obvious I hadn t yet read the story my freshman year but I knew about the two l [...]

    23. Robert on said:

      So I watched the BBC s new Richard III starring some guy with the unlikely name of Eggs Benedict Cummerbund or summat like that He was good, but really, if you re competent to speak Shakespeare then you can hardly fail when you have lines as fabulous as Richard III has This version has hacked down not only numerous perceived and real enemies of the hunchbacked King but the play itself, reducing one of Shakespeare s longest works to a mere two hours I used to wonder what s Richard s Tragedy, sinc [...]

    24. Dorreh on said:

      Three stars for richy the third, you tried bud, you did And that effort did not go unnoticed In every part of Shakespeare there is the simple representation of good and evil, and unlike most grey characters, with Shakespeare there is only black and white Either you are simply evil as can be, or as angelic as can be.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 The play begins with the [...]

    25. Caidyn (BW Book Reviews; he/him/his) on said:

      This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.Yeah, I need to add this book to my favorites list Really, it s that good To me, at least I love this period of history, so seeing it from the eyes of someone alive closer to that period than I was okay, it was a couple hundred years, but that s still better than me talk about it was interesting Especially since a few weeks ago I watched The Hollow Crown, the Wars of the Roses Richard III Ugh Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing as Richard III a [...]

    26. Anne on said:

      A really good, engaging play by the inimitable Shakespeare, but I must admit to kinda sorta preferring The White Queen s portrayal of Richard III, and therefore being a bit sceptical at the monster presented here I had an Edward, till a Richard kill d him I had a Harry, till a Richard kill d him Thou hast an Edward, till a Richard kill d him I had a Richard too, and thou didst kill him I had a Rutland too, thou holp st to kill him Thou hadst a Clarence too, and Richard kill d him I mean, it s en [...]

    27. David Sarkies on said:

      Creation of a Monster16 September 2016 This is one of Shakespeare s earlier tragedies though it probably falls into the category of a history particularly since it is the final play in the history cycle A history it might be, though it can be argued that it is not an accurate history, but instead a piece of propaganda that was designed to cement the power of the current Tudor dynasty not that Elizabeth I needed anything to cement her power The play is set in the closing years of the Wars of the [...]

    28. notgettingenough on said:

      I hate you Al Pacino Hate, hate, hate You aren t just the summer of my discontent, you are all four seasons and then some Oh, and I take back anything I might have said about marrying you if you stop doing Martin Scorsese movies.You do this movie, Al Pacino, Looking for Richard This insidious movie that draws you in, entices you, sucks you into the idea that you gotta, gotta, gotta see Al Pacino doing Richard III, Al Pacino and his American mates have done just the best Richard III ever, and thi [...]

    29. Cindy Rollins on said:

      Shakespeare paints such a villain with so many murders to his account, it is hard to imagine that Richard did not deserve all this spite as Josephine Tey and Sharon Kay Penman so deftly point out It is certainly a relief to have Richmond on the throne and the War of the Roses ended, at any rate.

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