Richard III: A History

Richard III: A History

by William Shakespeare

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Overview

Richard III: A History by William Shakespeare

An account of the brutal and bloody rise of King Richard III to the throne, Shakespeare's play depicts the short-lived monarch's ruthless campaign for power, which resulted in the deaths of two of his brothers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988120355
Publisher: Joe Books LTD
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,082,454
File size: 770 KB

About the Author

Arguably the greatest English-language playwright, William Shakespeare was a seventeenth-century writer and dramatist, and is known as the "Bard of Avon." Under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I, he penned more than 30 plays, 154 sonnets, and numerous narrative poems and short verses. Equally accomplished in histories, tragedies, comedy, and romance, Shakespeare's most famous works include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It.

Like many of his contemporaries, including Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare began his career on the stage, eventually rising to become part-owner of Lord Chamberlain's Men, a popular dramatic company of his day, and of the storied Globe Theatre in London.

Extremely popular in his lifetime, Shakespeare's works continue to resonate more than three hundred years after his death. His plays are performed more often than any other playwright's, have been translated into every major language in the world, and are studied widely by scholars and students.

Date of Death:

2018

Place of Birth:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Place of Death:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

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