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Richard III archiveOr by its full first quarto title of The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, containing his trecherous plots against his brother Clarence: the pittiful murder of his innocent nephews: his tyrannical usurpation: with the whole course of his detested life and most deserved death. Of course, nowadays Richard is seen as much maligned but the image of the hunchback reciting "Now is the winter of our discontent" will remain with us for a long time. Essentially the plot sees Richard assuming the throne after Edward IV and disposing of all those with greater right. He is finally killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field after having pronounced that other great line "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" (shouldn't that be "An horse!"?).

Cast/Performers

Kevin Spacey (Richard Duke of Gloucester), Maureen Anderman (Duchess of York), Stephen Lee Anderson (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Jeremy Bobb (Catesby/2nd Murderer/2nd Citizen), nathan Darrow (Lord Grey/Richmond), Jack Ellis (Lord Hastings), Haydn Gwynne (Queen Elizabeth), Chuk Iwuji (Buckingham), Isaiah Johnson (Rivers/Lord Mayor), Gemma Jones (Queen Margaret), Andrew Long (King Edward VI/Bishop of Ely), Katherine Manners (Young Prince Richard), Howard Overshown (Brackenbury/Keeper/Sir Thomas Vaughan), Simon Lee Phillips (Tyrell/3rd Citizen/Norfolk), Gary Powell (Lord Lovel/1st Murderer/1st Citizen), Michael Rudko (Lord Stanley), Annabel Scholey (Lady Anne), Gavin Stenhouse (Dorset/Urswick), Hannah Stokely (Edward), Chandler Williams (George Duke of Clarence)

Creatives/Company

Author: Shakespeare
Corporate Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Producer(s): Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Neal Street Productions
Director: Sam Mendes
Design: Tom Piper
Costume: Catherine Zuber
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Sound: Gareth Fry
Other: Jon Driscoll (projection)
Music: Mark Bennett
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Richard III

Richard III (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01484073338. Details of all Richard III archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S4765

Archive Listings

18 Jun 11
to
11 Sep 11
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

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