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Shakespeare"s King Richard III

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Published by The Macmillan company in New York .
Written in English


  • Drama

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Edition Notes

Statemented., with introduction and notes, by A. R. Brubacher
SeriesMacmillan"s pocket American and English classics
LC ClassificationsPR2821.A2 B7
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 203 p.
Number of Pages203
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24733769M
LC Control Number16024458

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Jul 30,  · There are ten history plays: Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Henry VI, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III, King John, and Henry VIII. He received most of his information and plot ideas from one book, Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The central theme of the history plays is the gain and loss of power, and /5(). Jul 30,  · King Richard III - Kindle edition by William Shakespeare. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading King Richard III/5(). The battle scars from the Wars of the Roses are yet to heal but that’s not going to deter power-hungry Richard. The crown should be his and no one is going to stop him from getting it: not the King, his own wife, or the Princes in the Tower. KING RICHARD III So long as heaven and nature lengthens it. QUEEN ELIZABETH So long as hell and Richard likes of it. KING RICHARD III Say, I, her sovereign, am her subject love. QUEEN ELIZABETH But she, your subject, loathes such sovereignty. KING RICHARD III Be eloquent in my behalf to her. QUEEN ELIZABETH An honest tale speeds best being.

Richard III Summary. Jealous and crippled, Richard of Gloucester wants to be King of England and uses manipulation and deceit to achieve his goal. He murders his brothers, nephews, and any opposition to become King Richard III. In the end, Henry of Richmond raises an army, kills Richard in battle, and becomes King Henry VII. More detail: Jan 13,  · Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England. While generally classified as a history, as grouped in the First Folio, the play is sometimes called a 4/5. King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, based on the First Folio, emphasises the play's tragic themes - individual identity, determinism and choice - and stresses the importance of women's roles in the play.2/5(1). Read Shakespeare’s Richard III, Characters in the Play for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library! Full text, summaries, illustrations, guides for reading, and more. From The Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of Richard III. Buy the book. Contents. Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III.

Richard III = The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Wars of the Roses #8), William Shakespeare Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England/5. " These drew their negative and hostile portrayals of Richard III from Polydore Vergil's "Anglica Historia" (, argues that England's suffering was a divinely sent scourge to prepare them for Tudor rule) and Thomas More's "The History of King Richard III" (left unfinished in , drew in turn on Cardinal Morton, the Bishop of Ely named in. As Richard III opens, Richard is Duke of Gloucester and his brother, Edward IV, is king. Richard is eager to clear his way to the crown. He manipulates Edward into imprisoning their brother, Clarence, and then has Clarence murdered in the Tower. Meanwhile, Richard succeeds in marrying Lady Anne, even though he killed her father-in-law, Henry. Jun 29,  · Richard III DNA Findings - Clearing up some misunderstandings - Duration: Jo King 4, views. Oedipus Rex Story Animated - Duration: Captivating History 73, views.