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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 John Mackay (Richard III), Lisa Kay (Queen Elizabeth), Jack Bannell (Richmond), Christopher Bianchi (Edward IV/James Tyrell), Paul Currier (Buckingham), Rupert Holiday Evans (Clarence), Nicky Goldie (Duchess of York), Joe Hall (Catesby), Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Lady Anne), Alan Coveney, Peter Clifford, Marc Geoffrey, David Plimmer, John Sandeman, Piers Wehner, Christopher Donnelly.
Author Shakespeare. Company SATTF. Director Andrew Hilton. Design Harriet de Winton. Music Elizabeth Purnell.
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