Richard's Himself Again: A Stage History of Richard III


No play has enjoyed a richer and more varied performance history than Shakespeare's Richard III. Among the actors who have left memorable marks on the role of Richard of Gloucester are David Garrick, Edmund Kean, William Charles Macready, Edwin Booth, John Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, and Antony Sher. This dynamic stage history covers all major English and American interpretations of this capitivating drama from the late 1690s to the present day, exploring the significance of changing theatrical fashions and practices. Colley deftly utilizes volumes of source materials to bring performances of the past to life.

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