The Oxford Shakespeare: Richard III

William Shakespeare
Edited by John Jowett
Published by Oxford University Press

In Shakespeare's most contested play a scheming despot usurps his brother's throne, murders his nephews and tyrannises England. Published by Oxford University Press.

In contrast to the Henry plays, Richard III is a compelling drama of a king obsessed with power. In his portrait of the scheming despot who usurps his brother's throne, Shakespeare created one of his most memorable villains and exerted a long-lasting influence on popular perceptions of the king. Richard III's opening speech on 'the winter of our discontent' is among Shakespeare's best known, small wonder then that fine actors like Laurence Olivier, Ian McKellen and Al Pacino have been drawn to this play.

424 pages
Printed on Caxton Wove Off-White paper
Bound in buckram with a printed paper label
Coloured endpapers
Spine blocked in gold
Head and tail bands
8¾” x 5½”
Published by Oxford University Press

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