Richard III

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Richard III is an early history play probably written and performed around 1592-93. It is the culmination of Shakespeare's earlier three plays about Henry VI, and chronicles the bloody career of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. As the play opens, the Wars of the Roses are over, King Edward IV (Richard's brother) is on the throne, and all is ostensibly well. The problem? Richard wants to be king - and he'll stop at nothing to realize his ambition. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

King Edward IV: David Cole
Edward, Prince of Wales: Sandra G
Richard, Duke of York: Tricia G
George, Duke of Clarence: Bob Sherman
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: David Nicol
Son of Clarence: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Henry, Earl of Richmond; Lord Mayor of London: Mark F. Smith
Cardinal Bourchier; Sir James Blunt: Nullifidian
Archbishop of York; Daughter of Clarence; Page: Availle
Duke of Buckingham: mb
Duke of Norfolk: Bruce Pirie
Earl of Surrey: Lucy Perry
Earl Rivers: Denny Sayers
Marquis of Dorset; Second Citizen: StephenC
Lord Grey: om123
Earl of Oxford; Fourth Messenger: Roger Clifton
Lord Hastings: Peter Bloomfield
Lord Stanley: Andy Minter
Lord Lovel; Sir Walter Herbert: L. Lambert Lawson
Sir Thomas Vaughan; Priest; First Gentleman: David Lawrence
Sir Richard Ratcliff: Filippo Giaochin
Sir William Catesby: Arixa
Sir James Tyrrel; Third Citizen; Ghost of Henry VI: 1evilmofo
Sir Robert Brakenbury: Garrett Fitzgerald
Christopher Urswick: Christopher Caron
Sheriff of Wiltshire; Bishop of Ely; First Murderer: Rismyth
Queen Elizabeth; Scrivener: Elizabeth Klett
Queen Margaret: Ruth Golding
Duchess of York: Karen Savage
Lady Anne: Arielle Lipshaw
Second Murderer; First Citizen; Third Messenger: Sonja
Messenger: Kalynda
Second Messenger: Veronica Jenkins
Pursuivant: Matt Judd
Ghost of Prince Edward: Snaefaxi
Narrator: Diana Majlinger

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Dramatis Personae Diana Majlinger
Play 02 Act 1 Group 00:59:43
Play 03 Act 2 Group 00:23:16
Play 04 Act 3 Group 00:45:28
Play 05 Act 4 Group 00:49:23
Play 06 Act 5 Group 00:28:01