Synopses & Reviews
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, emphasizes 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 reshaped by directors and actors to enhance the role of Richard at the expense of other parts, especially those of the women.
"Richard III's stage history is especially interesting and well presented." Bibliotheque Humanisme
This New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the popular Shakespeare play emphasises tragic themes and the importance of women??'s roles.
This New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of the popular Shakespeare play emphasises tragic themes and the importance of women's roles.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Note on the text; List of characters; The play; Collation; Commentary; Textual analysis; Appendices; Reading list.