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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!"?).Performers Kenneth Branagh (Richard III), Danny Webb, Barbara Jefford, Claire Price, Avril Elgar, Phyllis Logan, Gerard Horan, Andy Hockley, Jimmy Yuill, Robert East, Gideon Turner, Robert Demeger, William Rycroft, Michael Jenn, Jonathan McGuinness, Mark Bonnar, Richard Durden, Tom Mullion.
Author Shakespeare. Director Michael Grandage. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Tim Mitchall. Music Julian Philips.
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