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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!"?). Staged with an all-male ensemble, according to original Shakespearean practicePerformers Mark Rylance (Richard III), Samuel Barnett (Queen Elizabeth), Johnny Flynn (Lady Anne/Grey), Lorenzo Allchurch (Richard Duke of York), Liam Brennan (Clarence/Lord Mayor), Paul Chahidi (Hastings/Tyrell), John Paul Conolly (First Murderer), Ian Drysdale (Scrivener/Rivers/Blunt), James Garnon (Duchess of York/Richmond), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Brakenbury/Catesby), Shanu Hazzan (Edward Prince of Wales), Colin Hurley (King Edward/Stanley), Austin Moulton (Edward Prince of Wales), Roger Lloyd Pack (Duke of Buckingham), Jethro Skinner (Second Murderer), Dylan Standen (Richard Duke of York), Ben Thompson (Dorset).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Globe Theatre. Producer SoniaFriedman Productions. Producer Shakespeare Road. Director TimCarroll. Design Jenny Tiramani. Music Claire van Kampen.
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