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Richard's Himself Again : A Stage History of Richard III
by John Scott Colley and Scott Colley and J. Scott Colley

Overview - One of a handful of great Shakespearean roles, the part of Richard of Gloucester has maintained its importance from the beginning of its performance history in the late 1690s and has assumed an identity extending even beyond the play. The range of interpretation has been startling, with many actors also taking liberties with the text.  Read more...

 
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Overview
One of a handful of great Shakespearean roles, the part of Richard of Gloucester has maintained its importance from the beginning of its performance history in the late 1690s and has assumed an identity extending even beyond the play. The range of interpretation has been startling, with many actors also taking liberties with the text. Most of the greatest Shakespearean actors have tried the part, though some have carefully avoided it. Successful Richards have had to create an archetype of evil who nonetheless must be comprehended in vivid human terms. Among the most memorable Richards are David Garrick, William Frederick Cooke, Edmund Kean, J.B. Booth, William Charles Macready, Edwin Booth, Richard Mansfield, Robert Mantell, John Barrymore, Alec Guiness, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Ian Holm, Antony Sher, and Anton Lesser.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780313262937
  • ISBN-10: 0313262934
  • Publisher: Greenwood Press
  • Publish Date: April 1992
  • Page Count: 304

Series: Contributions in Criminology and Penology #68

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Books > Drama > Shakespeare
Books > Literary Criticism > Drama
Books > Performing Arts > Theater - General

 
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