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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 Ian Bartholomew (Richard III), Natalie Burt (Lady Anne/Mistress Shore), Tim Chipping (Edward/Catesby), Jim Creighton (Rivers/Brackenbury), Charles Daish (Clarence), Paul Greenwood (Hastings), Nyasha Hatendi (Dorset/Richmond), Sean Jackson (Murderer 1/Ratcliffe), Siobhan McCarthy (Queen Elizabeth), Joan Moon (Duchess of York), Sam Oatley (Murderer 2/Lord Grey/Mayor of London), Paul Slack (Stanley), Milo Twomey (Buckingham), Luke Aungles (Richard of York - some dates), Nathan Bull (Edward Prince of Wales - some dates), Patrick Daunt (Richard of York - some dates), Jake Dunn (Edward Prince of Wales), Oran McGuire (Richard of York).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company. Producer York Theatre Royal. Director Loveday Ingram. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Music Steven Edis. Design William Simpson (projection). Sound Drew Baumohl. Director Terry King (fight). Music Jane Temple (wardrobe supervisor).
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