King Richard III

  • by William Shakespeare
  • Narrated by Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet, Michael Maloney
  • 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written in 1593, King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. This play differs from its predecessors, being amore structured piece, examining the development and motivations of a single character, Richard Duke of Gloucester, who will stop at nothing to gain control of the throne occupied by his brother Edward IV.
Richard III is a self-motivating character who defies determinism (a life preordained by God) and sets his life on a course chosen by his own will and desire, as he puns in the opening soliloquy: "I am determined to be a villain. Determined by birth and God, and determined in the other sense, by his own will."
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Kenneth Branagh what a star. The best rendition of Richard III l have ever heard making old English easier to understand. Unabridged - Marvellous!
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- Sparkest

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What a great cast. The well spoken English makes this easy to understand. For me, it was the first time I'd heard or seen the play.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-06-2001
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks