King Richard III, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Shakespeare plays
  • ISBN: 9780486287478

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Great drama, a somewhat... um... <i>flexible</i> attitude to history, and scarcely a character alive by the end. There are the famous lines ("Now is the winter of our discontent"; "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!") and some that really ought to be more famous ("fair Saint George,/ Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons!"). Very entertaining.

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It wasn't by design, but I managed to save a great play for my final Shakespare (because apocrypha be damned.) Richard III was one definitely one of my favorites.... great story, great dialog and great pacing, what more could you ask for in a play?The play tells the story of the nefarious Richard's rise to the throne and ultimate demise. He's an evil mastermind behind the deaths of kings and princes, and even those who supported his aims fall to his sword. This isn't one of Shakespare's subtler works, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.