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Richard III


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"Richard III"
Excerpt from Act 1, Scene 1 : London. A street

Actor: Adrian Schiller (Gloucester)

Clip length: 2 min 34 sec
  Performed by:
The Royal Shakespeare Company (

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As one line ends, so another shall begin. In blood.

A crooked back.
A twisted mind.
A warped ambition.
He can kill those who oppose him, but he cannot kill their ghosts.

"Richard III": Portrait of a serial killer.

Rated R. May cause perfectly decent actors to affect silly voices and loping movements

"In our considered opinion, that guy is a nut job. I mean total fruit loop."
- Psychology weekly


aka "The Tragedy of King Richard the Third"

Written in 1592

First performance probably late 1592

First published in 1597

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You can read the full text of
"Richard III" at
"Richard III: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"Richard III" at
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Richard III"

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