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The Tragedy of King Richard III - William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of King Richard III
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Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice,... show more
Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular plays on the stage and has been adapted successfully for film. This new and innovative edition recognizes the play's pre-eminence as a performance work: a perspective that informs every aspect of the editing. Challenging traditional practice, the text is based on the 1597 Quarto which, brings us closest to the play as it would have been staged in Shakespeare's theater. The introduction, which is illustrated, explores the long performance history from Shakespeare's time to the present. The commentary gives detailed explanation of matters of language, staging, text, and historical and cultural contexts, providing coverage that is both carefully balanced and alert to nuance of meaning. Documentation of the extensive textual variants is organized for maximum clarity: the readings of the Folio and the Quarto are presented in separate sections, andmore specific information is given at the back of the book. Appendices also include selected passages from the main source and a special index of actors and other theatrical personnel.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199535880 (9780199535880)
ASIN: 199535884
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
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2.0 My kingdom for a horse!
Richard III. Hm. Well, I think the beginning is a bit slow (not to say tedious) and there are a lot of characters. Maybe this play is less confusing for the English, because they have more insight on the War of Roses and the whole history of their monarchy. But I have no idea, how all of those chara...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.0 Creation of a Monster
This is one of Shakespeare's earlier tragedies though it probably falls more into the category of a history (particularly since it is the final play in the history cycle). A history it might be, though it can be argued that it is not an accurate history, but instead a piece of propaganda that was de...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
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4.0 The Tragedy of Richard III, William Shakespeare
So I watched the BBC's new Richard III starring some guy with the unlikely name of Eggs Benedict Cummerbund (or summat like that). He was good, but really, if you're competent to speak Shakespeare then you can hardly fail when you have lines as fabulous as Richard III has. This version has hacked do...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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3.5 A History or a Tragedy
It is difficult to determine whether Richard II is a tragedy or not. It appears that when Shakespeare first drafted the play he drafted it as a tragedy (and it is one of his earlier plays) however as his folio of plays increased, it fall among his history plays. It should be considered that not all ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
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5.0 Killing Frenzy: "Richard III" by William Shakespeare, Burton Raffel, Harold Bloom
Published 2008. A typical king; Killed everybody who got in his way; A typical fat slob of a king; Out to get his own greedy needs met; Uses every individual who crossed his path; More often than not, slap happy drunk; Seen on numerous occasion dancing amongst the moon lit paths; Often times his...
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