Richard III  by William Shakespeare, as adapted by William Arnold

 

Synopsis

A history play originally written by William Shakespeare (~1591), and adapted herein by William Arnold. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England.

 

Dramatis Personae

  • KING EDWARD IV

  • EDWARD: Prince of Wales, afterwards Edward V, son to the king
  • GEORGE: Duke of Clarence, brother to the king
  • RICHARD: Duke of Gloucester, afterwards King Richard III, brother to the king
  • HENRY: Earl of Richmond, afterwards King Henry VII
  • JOHN MORTON: Bishop of Ely
  • DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM
  • EARL RIVERS: Brother to Queen Elizabeth
  • LORD HASTINGS
  • LORD STANLEY: Afterwards Earl of Derby
  • SIR RICHARD RATCLIFFE
  • SIR WILLIAM CATESBY
  • SIR JAMES TYRREL
  • SIR ROBERT BRACKENBURY: Lieutenant of the Tower
  • LORD MAYOR OF LONDON: (Sir Edmund Shaa)
  • ELIZABETH WOODVILLE: Queen to Edward IV
  • DUCHESS OF YORK: Mother to King Edward IV, Clarence, and Gloucester
  • LADY ANNE NEVILLE: Widow of Edward, Prince of Wales (son of Henry VI), afterwards married to Gloucester
  • ELIZABETH: Daughter of Queen Elizabeth, later married to Richmond
  • GHOSTS: Those murdered by Richard III,
  • ENSEMBLE: Lords and other attendants; Messengers, Soldiers, Gentlemen with halberds, Guards, etc.

Also available from this Playwright

As presented in January, 2010 at Hole in the Wall Theater, New Britain, CT.
This adaptation of The Bard's classic tale is set in a 1960s punk rock motif.

Richard III, by William Shakespeare, as adapted by William Arnold

Cover Photo by Tim Brown, featuring
Adrienne Marra Brown & Nick Pollifrone

ISBN #1-60513-123-7; JAC #2011-0028

MEET BILL ARNOLD

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