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King Richard III
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gardners Books
Publication date April 7, 2005
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141013039
ISBN-10 0141013036
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.10
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The bitter, deformed brother of the King is secretly plotting to seize the throne of England.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A history play whose villainous usurper is one of William Shakespeare's most memorably cunning and sinister characters, Richard III is edited by E.A.J. Honigmann with an introduction by Michael Taylor in Penguin Shakespeare. 'Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York' Richard of York, the bitter, deformed brother of King Edward IV, is secretly plotting to seize the throne of England. Charming and duplicitous, powerfully eloquent and viciously cruel, he is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve his goal. In his skilful manipulation of events and people - coercing the king into eliminating the Duke of Clarence, next in line to the throne; imprisoning the King's sons, princes Edward and Richard, in the Tower of London; and purging court of any who might oppose his rule - Richard is a chilling incarnation of the lure of evil and the temptation of power. This book contains a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to Richard III, a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He wrote about 38 plays (the precise number is uncertain), many of which are regarded as the most exceptional works of drama ever produced, including Romeo and Juliet (1595), Henry V (1599), Hamlet (1601), Othello (1604), King Lear (1606) and Macbeth (1606), as well as a collection of 154 sonnets, which number among the most profound and influential love-poetry in English. If you enjoyed Richard III, you might like Macbeth, also available in Penguin Shakespeare. 'Exciting, funny, sexy and violent' Sir Ian McKellen

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With William Shakespeare | New edition from Gardners Books (April 7, 2005)
9780141013039 | details & prices | 288 pages | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.10
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