Richard Iii: A Fully-dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre

Richard Iii: A Fully-dramatized Audio Production From Folger Theatre

Synopsis

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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Chapters

  • RichardIII 01 Act1Scene1
    Duration: 09min
  • RichardIII 02 Act1Scene2
    Duration: 16min
  • RichardIII 03 Act1Scene3
    Duration: 17min
  • RichardIII 04 Act1Scene4
    Duration: 16min
  • RichardIII 05 Act2Scene1
    Duration: 09min
  • RichardIII 06 Act2Scene2
    Duration: 08min
  • RichardIII 07 Act2Scene3
    Duration: 02min
  • RichardIII 08 Act2Scene4
    Duration: 03min
  • RichardIII 09 Act3Scene1
    Duration: 09min
  • RichardIII 10 Act3Scene2
    Duration: 06min
  • RichardIII 11 Act3Scene3
    Duration: 01min
  • RichardIII 12 Act3Scene4
    Duration: 05min
  • RichardIII 13 Act3Scene5
    Duration: 05min
  • RichardIII 14 Act3Scene6
    Duration: 01min
  • RichardIII 15 Act3Scene7
    Duration: 12min
  • RichardIII 16 Act4Scene1
    Duration: 06min
  • RichardIII 17 Act4Scene2
    Duration: 06min
  • RichardIII 18 Act4Scene3
    Duration: 03min
  • RichardIII 19 Act4Scene4
    Duration: 28min
  • RichardIII 20 Act4Scene5
    Duration: 01min
  • RichardIII 21 Act5Scene1
    Duration: 02min
  • RichardIII 22 Act5Scene2
    Duration: 01min
  • RichardIII 23 Act5Scene3
    Duration: 21min
  • RichardIII 24 Act5Scene4
    Duration: 01min
  • RichardIII 25 Act5Scene5
    Duration: 03min

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