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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 Greg Hicks (Richard III), Jane Bertish (Queen Margaret), Jim Bywater (King Edward/Mayor of London), Jamie de Courcey (Brakenbury/Richmond), Femi Elufowoju Jr (Rivers/Blunt), Annie Firbank (Duchess of York), Peter Guinness (Buckingham), Mark Jax (Hastings/Ratcliffe), Paul Kemp (Clarence/Stanley), Sara Powell (Queen Elizabeth), Georgina Rich (Lady Anne/Oxford), Matthew Sim (Catesby).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Mehmet Ergen. Design Anthony Lamble. Lighting David Howe. Sound Dinah Mujllaen. Costume Sarah June Mills (associate costume designer). Director Quentin Beroud (assistant). Dramaturg Jack Gamble. Dramaturg Jonathan Powell.
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