Richard III

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100081852
Released: May 20, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792751823
Narrator/s: A Full Cast
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Description

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.

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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2007

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eBook
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00155688
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: #9780307808011
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00692125
Released: Jun 13, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101993743
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00670783
Released: May 17, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467798310
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Drama, Classics
Product Number EB00575088
Released: Oct 14, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476788500
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Author(s): William Shakespeare
Product Number EB00162811
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9781588368300

Professional reviews

"Arkangel has combined music; vivid, natural sound; and inspired acting to produce as timely and satisfying a dramatic experience as anything on audio. The music, composed by Dominique LeGendre, suggests the diabolical bent of Richard the Third's quest for power. A haunting bassoon accompanies him as he manipulates people and language for the throne. Alternately sly, subtle, brutal, or ingratiating, he wins Lady Anne, deceives Buckingham, and kills Edward's children to its plaintive measures. Perhaps because of the immediacy of the audio format, Troughton's portrayal of Richard feels more intimate with the audience than most stage productions, and in today's political "theater" it is well to be reminded how political speech has more to do with ambition than honest action. This Richard III is as contemporary as ever. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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