Richard III

Richard III The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edition of Richard III edited by A R Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched

  • Title: Richard III
  • Author: William Shakespeare Peter Holland Stephen Orgel A.R. Braunmuller
  • ISBN: 9780143130253
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edition of Richard III edited by A R Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel.The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare s time, an introduction to the individual play,The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edition of Richard III edited by A R Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel.The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A R Braunmuller, these easy to read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967 With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.For than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.

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    1. Richard III, abridged:RICHARD: Mwahahaha! Mwahahahahaha! Mwahaha!CLARENCE: Hey brother! So, I guess I'm being sent to the Tower of London. Sucks, right? RICHARD: Don't worry, Clarence, you'll be fine. I'll try and get you out, and certainly won't hire assassins to kill you or anything. CLARENCE: Awesome! You're the best!RICHARD: Mwahahaha! ANNE: You killed my husband and my son in the last play, you asshole! I HATE YOU SO MUCH! RICHARD: I only killed your husband because you're so fucking hot. A [...]

    2. I remembered this play as being nothing more than a superb melodrama organized around a charismatic, one-dimensional villain, but I now realize it is more complex than that. Richard's deformity is not merely a physical sign of spiritual evil, but also a metaphor for the twisted era of internecine and intra-generational violence of which he himself is the inevitable conclusion. Richard claims that his disability disqualifies him for a peaceful age's love-making, but his effective wooing of Lady A [...]

    3. A hero, in his own mind or a historical villain? King Richard the Third , grew up in the turbulent years of the War of the Roses, 1455-1485, the English crown fought between the House of York, symbolized by the White Rose, and the House of Lancaster, the Red Rose, Sovereigns on the throne, vanish rapidly, ironically, two branches of the same Plantagenet family. Richard's brother Edward IV, at 6 foot four inches, the tallest British monarch in history, is dying, over indulgences, so much food and [...]

    4. "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!Poor old Richard. I think you needed more than that horse to save your kingdom…

    5. 4 out of 5 stars to William Shakespeare's famous play, Richard III, one of his "War of the Roses" tragedies produced in the 16th century in England. People have generally heard of this King, and know more about him than they realize, but he is not one of the more famously read plays in high school or college, falling behind the more popular comedies and tragedies of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and A Mid-Summer Night's Dream.Why This BookAlthough I read this play in high [...]

    6. General IntroductionThe Chronology of Shakespeare's WorksIntroductionThe Play in PerformanceFurther Reading--Richard IIIAn Account of the TextGenealogical TablesCommentary

    7. “Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York;And all the clouds that lour'd upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.”A powerful study of evil. Richard, though, is made to be more complex than the medieval personification of Vice, more human and thus, more terrible.“No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.”

    8. I played Anne in my school's production of Richard III when I was 15. In the seduction scene from Act 1, the guy playing Richard, who was a complete asshole, decided to put his hand on my left breast somewhere towards the end. I turned round and punched him in the face, knocking out one of his teeth.They had to end the play there and then and I got expelled, but it was worth it.

    9. Here is an excellent and fun archaelogical story. They just found Richard III. He was under a municipal car park. People had been parking their Renault Clios and Ford Fiestas on top of him for years. Now, we last saw Richard being killed in Shakespeare at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 :SCENE V. Another part of the field.Alarum. Enter KING RICHARD III and RICHMOND; they fight. KING RICHARD III is slain.After that, allegedly, the body was dragged into Leicester (25 miles south of Nottingham [...]

    10. “Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end;Shame serves thy life and doth thy death attend.” ― William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act IV.4Shakespeare's first Masterpiece. I find it hard to not think of this as the beginning of Shakespeare's real reign. His characters are amazing. His images are haunting. His monologues are beautiful. Yes, certainly I still think his best is yet to come, but if he died only producing this, we would still sing his name for the next 1000 years. King Richard is a [...]

    11. Richard III = The Tragedy of King Richard the Third (Wars of the Roses #8), William ShakespeareRichard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard III concludes S [...]

    12. I had to wait until the second-to-last page to hear him say "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"Not fair, Willy.I will probably write something coherent sooner or later. For the time being, suffice it to say that it's clearly not a Hamlet.The day afterI'm always like this. When I don't know what to write about something I read, I go all "Hey, girl, do not despair. You'll think of something. You have all this profound blabber inside your head and you just have to find a not too embarassing [...]

    13. I'm nearly speechless.I'm certain that most of my inability to form words is because I read so much history, even a few days ago, about the War of the Roses, and then, having plowed through Shakespeare's line of kings from Richard II through Richard III, having history be retold in oft-pleasing shape (inaccuracies aside), the whole shape of that history has built up into such a crescendo of howling misery in my mind that I can't except get horribly emotional about all the players in these plays. [...]

    14. Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York,And all the clouds that lowered upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.Rating: 3 1/2 for reading, 4+ for seeing.Richard, Duke of Gloucester. The lead. The future king Richard III.He that hath here, in the first 41 lines of the play, surely the most revealing opening monologue in any of Shakespeare’s plays.Further on, Richard declaimsBut I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,Nor made to court an amorous [...]

    15. This. ARG! This play really made me FURIOUS!*takes a deep breath*First things first, the plot:Edward IV is king, we learn from his brother Richard (called Gloucester for his dukedom) how he became king. Richard is described as an ugly hunchback and he vows to behave as is expected of him.Next, he plots to have his brother George Clarence put away in the Tower of London (there is a prophecy here, actually quite a number of them, but this one says that Edward's heirs will be killed by "G" which Ed [...]

    16. "Mil corações se agigantam no meu peito."(Ricardo III, Acto 5, Cena 3)No meu peito não mil, mas um coração se agiganta de gratidão pela vida, que me oferece oportunidades de desfrutar de momentos grandiosos. Ler Ricardo III; ver Ricardo III são emoções únicas e inesquecíveis. Nesta peça Shakespeare recria a vida de Ricardo de Gloucester, o terceiro e último rei do conflito que opôs as Casas de Lencastre e de York, denominado por A Guerra das Rosas e que decorreu entre 1455 e 1487. [...]

    17. من خیلی دنبال این کتاب گشتم و هیچ جا پیداش نکردم. خوشبختانه متن انگلیسیش در اینترنت به سادگی دسترس هست و البته سپاس ویژه از شبکه 4 صدا و سیما که تله تئاتر این اثر زیبا رو نشون داد!ریچارد سوم نمایشنامه‌ای تاریخی اثر ویلیام شکسپیر و داستانی تراژیک است که به قدرت رسیدن شاه ریچارد [...]

    18. One day I may find the time and the energy to prepare some well thought out, elegantly composed, insightful and informative reviews of Shakespeare’s greatest plays – affording them with at least a modicum of the respect that they justly deserve. In the meantime – I am offering a few very quickly thought through ideas on what are undoubtedly the greatest (English language) literary works for the stage ever written.The majority of Shakespeare’s 37 or 38 plays (depending on who you ask) are [...]

    19. This is a second reading of the play for me. It paints King Richard III of England (1452-1485) as the greatest villain of all literature, a sociopathic monster willing to do anything to achieve his desire for power. During the recent US presidential campaign, there have been several articles comparing Richard III to Donald Trump. Time will tell.And speaking of time, I've just finished reading Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time, which is a crime story that investigates the alleged crimes of Kin [...]

    20. Richard is ugly, and the girls aren't interested. This really sours his attitude. He decides to plunge the country into another ruinous civil war; that'll show the bitches.But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass;I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majestyTo strut before a wanton ambling nymph;I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion,Cheated of feature by dissembling nature,Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my timeInto this breathing wor [...]

    21. FIVE PLUSShakespeare for Education, Shakespeare for PleasureI read Shakespeare in high school. In fact I remember being called into the Principal’s office for a parent-teacher conference. I had drawn and colored a picture of a guy and a girl lying in a dungeon with knife wounds everywhere and blood smeared all over the walls. “What is this?” they said. “Why all this blood?” “That’s Romeo and Juliet,” I said. “I like the story.” It’s obvious I hadn’t yet read the story my [...]

    22. So I watched the BBC's new Richard III starring some guy with the unlikely name of Eggs Benedict Cummerbund (or summat like that). He was good, but really, if you're competent to speak Shakespeare then you can hardly fail when you have lines as fabulous as Richard III has. This version has hacked down not only numerous (perceived and real) enemies of the hunchbacked King but the play itself, reducing one of Shakespeare's longest works to a mere two hours. I used to wonder what's Richard's Traged [...]

    23. Three stars for richy the third, you tried bud, you did. And that effort did not go unnoticed. In every part of Shakespeare there is the simple representation of good and evil, and unlike most grey characters, with Shakespeare there is only black and white. Either you are simply evil as can be, or as angelic as can be.Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York;And all the clouds that lour'd upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried. The play begins with [...]

    24. This review and others can be found on BW Book Reviews.Yeah, I need to add this book to my favorites list. Really, it's that good. To me, at least. I love this period of history, so seeing it from the eyes of someone alive closer to that period than I was -- okay, it was a couple hundred years, but that's still better than me -- talk about it was interesting. Especially since a few weeks ago I watched The Hollow Crown, the Wars of the Roses: Richard III. Ugh. Benedict Cumberbatch was amazing as [...]

    25. A really good, engaging play by the inimitable Shakespeare, but I must admit to kinda sorta preferring The White Queen's portrayal of Richard III, and therefore being a bit sceptical at the monster presented here. "'I had an Edward, till a Richard kill'd him;I had a Harry, till a Richard kill'd him:Thou hast an Edward, till a Richard kill'd him.''I had a Richard too, and thou didst kill him;I had a Rutland too, thou holp'st to kill him.''Thou hadst a Clarence too, and Richard kill'd him.'"I mean [...]

    26. Creation of a Monster16 September 2016 This is one of Shakespeare's earlier tragedies though it probably falls more into the category of a history (particularly since it is the final play in the history cycle). A history it might be, though it can be argued that it is not an accurate history, but instead a piece of propaganda that was designed to cement the power of the current Tudor dynasty (not that Elizabeth I needed anything to cement her power). The play is set in the closing years of the W [...]

    27. I hate you Al Pacino. Hate, hate, hate. You aren’t just the summer of my discontent, you are all four seasons and then some. Oh, and I take back anything I might have said about marrying you if you stop doing Martin Scorsese movies.You do this movie, Al Pacino, Looking for Richard. This insidious movie that draws you in, entices you, sucks you into the idea that you gotta, gotta, gotta see Al Pacino doing Richard III, Al Pacino and his American mates have done just the best Richard III ever, a [...]

    28. Shakespeare paints such a villain with so many murders to his account, it is hard to imagine that Richard did not deserve all this spite as Josephine Tey and Sharon Kay Penman so deftly point out. It is certainly a relief to have Richmond on the throne and the War of the Roses ended, at any rate.

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