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King Richard III

CD - unabridged
(3 CDs)
Product Number: CX1170
Released: 01 May, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407478531
Narrator(s): Multiple Narrators
Publisher: W F Howes
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King Richard III was probably written in 1593, making it one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. He would have been 29 in that year. He had had a success with his chronicle plays about the Wars of the Roses, Henry VI, parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III followed these as the culmination of the story. This play however differs from its predecessors, being a more structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester. Shakespeare was breaking new ground, testing his skills, though the play's structure owes much to the classical drama, and its characterisation to the early English morality and mystery plays. He hadn't, as yet, entirely found his own voice.

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Genre: Classics, History
Imprint: Naxos Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 01 May, 2011

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