Item description for Richard III (Arkangel Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare, David Troughton, Saskia Wickam, Margaret Robertson & Philip Voss...
The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. Edward's brother, Richard, harbors his own kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. Manipulative and entirely amoral, the hero-villain Richard is one of Shakespeare's greatest roles. Performed by David Troughton, Philip Voss, and the Arkangel cast.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 6.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 2005
Publisher BBC Audiobooks America
ISBN 1932219293 ISBN13 9781932219296 UPC 601531592929
Availability 0 units.
More About William Shakespeare, David Troughton, Saskia Wickam, Margaret Robertson & Philip Voss
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare, a merchant of some standing in his community. William probably went to the King s New School in Stratford, but he had no university education. In November 1582, at the age of eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, eight years his senior, who was pregnant with their first child, Susanna. She was born on May 26, 1583. Twins, a boy, Hamnet ( who would die at age eleven), and a girl, Judith, were born in 1585. By 1592 Shakespeare had gone to London working as an actor and already known as a playwright. A rival dramatist, Robert Greene, referred to him as an upstart crow, beautified with our feathers. Shakespeare became a principal shareholder and playwright of the successful acting troupe, the Lord Chamberlain s Men (later under James I, called the King s Men). In 1599 the Lord Chamberlain s Men built and occupied the Globe Theater in Southwark near the Thames River. Here many of Shakespeare s plays were performed by the most famous actors of his time, including Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and Robert Armin. In addition to his 37 plays, Shakespeare had a hand in others, including Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen, and he wrote poems, including Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece. His 154 sonnets were published, probably without his authorization, in 1609. In 1611 or 1612 he gave up his lodgings in London and devoted more and more time to retirement in Stratford, though he continued writing such plays as The Tempest and Henry VII until about 1613. He died on April 23 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford. No collected edition of his plays was published during his life-time, but in 1623 two members of his acting company, John Heminges and Henry Condell, put together the great collection now called the First Folio."
William Shakespeare lived in Stratford-Upon-The Avon. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
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Great listening Apr 24, 2008
It's remarkable how writing which can seem dry and dead on the printed page can come alive in the voice of a professional actor. That's certainly the case with this play. I never liked "Richard III" in reading it; it was only when I heard this stellar performance that I really appreciated it as great drama.