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 Keith Bartlett (Stanley), David Beames (Hastings), Tom Beard (Edward), Fiona Bell (Queen Margaret), Richard Cordery (Buckingham), Aidan McArdle (Richard), Aislin McGuckin (Lady Anne), Deirdra Morris (Duchess of York), Elaine Pyke (Elizabeth), Rhashan Stone (Clarence), Sam Troughton (Richmond).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Michael Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Heather Carson. Sound Andrea J Cox. Choreographer Liz Ranken. Director Terry King (fights). Director Sarah Esdaile (associate director).