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This play charts the rise and fall of a Machiavellian villain who, by scheming and by infanticide, claws his way to the throne of England. It contains a mixture of poetry and politics, tragedy and sardonic wit.
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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 U.K / Wordsworth Classics, 1993. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A paperback copy, in new condition. (161 pages). Seller Inventory # 1234
Book Description Wordsworth Edition, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX185326055X
Book Description Wordsworth Edition, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M185326055X