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Richard III - A Fully-dramatized Audio Production from Folger Theatre

William Shakespeare

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Richard III to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother Clarence. Richard achieves similar success in conquering the woman he chooses to marry. He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions. But Richard also meets resistance, most threateningly from Queen Margaret, widow of King Henry VI, whom he killed before the play's beginning. Margaret issues a stream of curses, including one on Richard. Gradually, the curses are fulfilled, suggesting the curse on Richard may come true, too. Increasingly, the play directs our sympathies away from Richard. His supporters desert him; his victims pile up. We may begin to share in the desire for vengeance voiced by Margaret. This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic-expertly produced by the Folger Theatre-is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Richard III to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother Clarence. Richard achieves similar success in conquering the woman he chooses to marry. He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions. But Richard also meets resistance, most threateningly from Queen Margaret, widow of King Henry VI, whom he killed before the play's beginning. Margaret issues a stream of curses, including one on Richard. Gradually, the curses are fulfilled, suggesting the curse on Richard may come true, too. Increasingly, the play directs our sympathies away from Richard. His supporters desert him; his victims pile up. We may begin to share in the desire for vengeance voiced by Margaret. This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic-expertly produced by the Folger Theatre-is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.
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The Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, brings Richard III to life with this new full-length, full-cast dramatic recording of its definitive Folger Edition. In Richard III, Shakespeare invites us on a moral holiday. The play draws us to identify with Richard and his fantasy of total control of self and domination of others. Not yet king at the start of the play, Richard presents himself as an enterprising villain as he successfully plans to dispose of his brother Clarence. Richard achieves similar success in conquering the woman he chooses to marry. He carves a way to the throne through assassination and executions. But Richard also meets resistance, most threateningly from Queen Margaret, widow of King Henry VI, whom he killed before the play's beginning. Margaret issues a stream of curses, including one on Richard. Gradually, the curses are fulfilled, suggesting the curse on Richard may come true, too. Increasingly, the play directs our sympathies away from Richard. His supporters desert him; his victims pile up. We may begin to share in the desire for vengeance voiced by Margaret. This new unabridged audio recording of the well-respected edition of Shakespeare's classic-expertly produced by the Folger Theatre-is perfect for students, teachers, and the everyday listener.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Full Cast Dramatization

Length:

3h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:52