by William Shakespeare
at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, Great Britain
20th July 2012
Mark Rylance as Richard III
Liam Brennan as Clarence
Jethro Skinner as second Murderer
Ben Thompson as Doreset
Peter Hamilton Dyer as Brakenbury
Roger Lloyd Pack as Duke of Buckingham
Samuel Barnett as Queen Elizabeth
Johnny Flynn as Lady Anne
Photograph by Elliott Franks
Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him.
Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.
An all-male Original Practices production, Richard III will explore clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1593.