Or 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!"?).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).
Author Shakespeare. Corporate Sponsor Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Producer Old Vic. Producer Brooklyn Academy of Music. Producer 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.