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Richard III

By: William Shakespeare
Narrated by: David Troughton,Saskia Wickham,Margaret Robertson,Philip Voss
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Brilliantly manipulative and entirely amoral, the hero-villain Richard is one of Shakespeare's greatest roles.

The Yorkists have emerged victorious from the civil wars and Edward IV wears the English crown. But Edward's misshapen brother Richard harbors kingly ambitions and will stop at nothing to achieve the throne. In a fatal battle on Bosworth Field, Richard meets the ghosts of all whom he has murdered and the Earl of Richmond, the future King Henry VII.

Richard III is played by David Troughton. Saskia Wickham plays Lady Anne, Margaret Robertson plays Queen Margaret, and Philip Voss is Buckingham.

Public Domain (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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Spectacular acting

The actors are incredible— it made this lengthy and violent play absolutely captivating to listen to, even without being able to see the actors. I love the use of music and sound effects to accentuate the scene and lend authenticity to the action. My only complaint is that the stage directions are not read!! I could not understand who was talking unless I was reading the text along with the audio book. Please include stage directions in all readings of plays!

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Ive listened to all Shakespeare’s Histories & this is THE BEST

Excellently cast. The part of Richard was brilliantly played-he was all the villains you love to hate, rolled into one nasty number. Shakespeare and Arkangel Recordings outdid themselves.

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Narration was excellent as was the performance of all actors! Music added to the tone 9f this most diabolical king!

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An exceptional performance for an exceptional play

Richard III is so evil! Murders of family and forced marriages to women of his victims. Troughton's portrayal is awesome.

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  • 07-30-18

Spellbound throughout.

Such beguiling conviction throughout from all the cast, from start to finish without a break, absolutely brilliant, loved it.

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  • 08-01-22

really great

A Shakespeare lover, very satisfied with this edition: the acting and clarity of voices and audio are superb.