Richard IIIBook - 1995
The final play in Shakespeare's masterly dramatization of the strife between the Houses of York and Lancaster, Richard III offers a stunning portrait of an archvillain — a man of cunning and ruthless ambition who seduces, betrays and murders his way to the throne. In the process, Richard delivers great speeches and engages in formidable confrontations with a large cast of characters, almost all of them caught up in the terrible struggle for power that dominates the play. It is a tribute to Shakespeare's dramatic genius and knowledge of human psychology that by the end of the drama the detestable Richard begins to elicit some sympathy for the awful plight in which he finds himself. Explanatory footnotes and an introductory note are included.
Final play in Shakespeare's dramatization of the strife between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Richard is stunning archvillain who seduces, betrays, and murders his way to the throne. Explanatory footnotes.
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1995
Branch Call Number: 822.33 Shakespeare 1995
Characteristics: vi, 106 pages ; 22 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.5 6.0 53874
Alternative Title: King Richard III