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The tragedy of King Richard III

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Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice,the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, it is argued, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theatre. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. Its critical engagement with the playresponds to recent historicist and gender-based approaches. The commentary gives detailed explication of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate banks, and more specialist information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a specialindex of actors and other theatrical personnel.
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Full title king richard iii
Author shakespeare william
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-22 22:53:33PM
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author William Shakespeare
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series Modern Library Classics, New Cambridge Shakespeare and Naxos Audiobooks, New Folger Library Shakespeare The, No fear Shakespeare, Plays, Shakespeare William, Works
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subject_facet Audiobooks, English drama (Tragedy), Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485, Great Britain -- History -- Richard III, 1483-1485 -- Drama, Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Drama, Historical drama, Kings and rulers -- Great Britain -- Drama, Richard -- III, -- King of England, -- 1452-1485 -- Drama, Richard -- III, -- King of England, -- 1452-1485. -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Richard III
title_display The tragedy of King Richard III
title_full King Richard III, King Richard III / edited by Antony Hammond, King Richard III [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, King Richard III [sound recording] / William Shakespeare, Richard III, Richard III / [original text and translation prepared by John Crowther], The tragedy of King Richard III / edited by John Jowett, The tragedy of Richard III / by William Shakespeare ; [edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine], The tragedy of Richard III / by William Shakespeare ; edited by Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine, William Shakespeare's Richard III [sound recording] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
title_short The tragedy of King Richard III
topic_facet Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Drama, English drama (Tragedy), Fiction, Historical drama, History, Kings and rulers, Richard, Shakespeare, William