Synopses & Reviews
This remarkable edition features a newly edited text of Richard III based on one of the earliest printed texts of the play, along with detailed notes and performance annotations. An integrated audio CD showcases the deeper understanding and enjoyment from the power of performance.
-- Hear recordings of great contemporary and historical performances of key scenes from the play.
-- Read and see how a modern cast approaches the play, from interviews with the actors.
--See inside the stage experience through production notes and photos from stage productions and movie adaptations
Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi
Edited by William Proctor Williams
A Shakespeare play is made to be performed. In the Sourcebooks Shakespeare edition of Richard III, you will hear the play through multiple productions and conceive different faces of the play itself and its characters. Hearing important speeches performed in different ways is a remarkably easy way to understand and experience the play. The Sourcebooks Shakespeare is also a very visual text: we provide not only photographs from great performances but also costume designs and set renderings from different productions as well as production notes that take you inside the stage experience. The audio and dramatic visuals make it much easier for you to read, understand and experience the play.