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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!"?). A new production of Shakespeare's Richard III as part of the second season of Trafalgar Transformed at the Trafalgar Studios.Performers Martin Freeman (Richard III), Gina McKee (Queen Elizabeth), Simon Coombs (Tyrrel), Alasdair Buchan (Ensemble), Simon Coombs (Tyrrell), Philip Cumbus (Richmond), Madeleine Harland (Ensemble), Julie Jupp (Ensemble), Gerald Kyd (Catesby), Joshua Lacey (Rivers), Paul Leonard (Stanley), Gabrielle Lloyd (Duchess of York), Forbes Masson (Hastings), Paul McEwan (King Edward IV/Bishop of Ely), Mark Meadows (Clarence/Lord Mayor), Vinta Morgan (Edward of Lancaster/Ensemble), Lauren O'Neil (Lady Anne), Maggie Steed (Queen Margaret), Jo Stone-Fewings (Buckingham).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Jamie Lloyd Productions. Director Jamie Lloyd. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Charles Balfour. Sound Ben Ringham. Sound Max Ringham. Music Ben Ringham. Music Max Ringham. Director Kate Waters (fight).
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