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Richard III (Wars of the Roses #8)
by William Shakespeare

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Richard III (Wars of the Roses #8) by William Shakespeare Overview

Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it wou Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theater. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. The commentary gives detailed explanation of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate sections, and more specific information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.

William Shakespeare

About Richard III (Wars of the Roses #8) Description

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr

Data Book Richard III (Wars of the Roses #8)

Original Title The Tragedy of King Richard the Third ISBN 0192839934 (ISBN13: 9780192839930 ) Series Wars of the Roses #8, Shakespeare's Minor Tetralogy #4 Characters Elizabeth of York, Elizabeth Woodville, Henry VII of England, Richard III of England, Henry VI of England...more , Edward IV of England, Jane Shore, Edward V of England, Margaret of Anjou, George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, Sir Thomas Grey, Marquess of Dorset, Sir Richard Grey, Lord Grey, Sir Thomas Vaughan, Edward Plantagenet, Lady Anne Neville, William, Lord Hastings, Thomas, Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby, John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, Sir James Blunt, Sir Walter Herbert, Sir William Brandon, Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Sir Richard Ratcliffe, Sir William Catesby, Sir James Tyrrel, Francis Lovell, 9th Baron Lovell, 6th Baron Holand, Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, 1st Murderer (Richard III), 2nd Murderer (Richard III), Page to Richard III, Cardinal Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Rotherham, Archbishop of York, John Morton, Bishop of Ely, Sir Christopher Urswick, John, a Priest, Sir Robert Brakenbury, Keeper of the Tower, Edmund Shaa, Lord Mayor of London, Scrivener, Pursuivant, Sheriff (Richard III), Tressel, gentleman attending Lady Anne, Berkeley, gentleman attending Lady Anne, Edward Plantagenet, Earl of Warwick, Margaret Plantagenet, John Dighton, Miles Forrest, 1st Citizen (Richard III), 2nd Citizen (Richard III), Third Citizen (Richard III)...less (635)