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Dramatizes Richard's rise to the British throne and his subsequent downfall, and includes criticism and notes on the play's text.
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King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, which is based on the First Folio, emphasises the play's tragic themes--individual identity, determinism and choice--and stresses the importance of women's roles. A thorough performance history of stage and film versions shows how the text has been cut, rewritten and re-shaped by directors and actors to enhance the role of Richard at the expense of other parts, especially those of the women.From the Publisher:
An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and pronunciation, up-to-date annotated bibliographies, and convenient listing of key passages.
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Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0415026946
Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1982. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0415026946