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Dating the play & Shakespeare's sources

How do we know when Richard III was written?
And which historical chronicles and works of fiction influenced Shakespeare when he wrote it? Performance history expert Rebecca Brown presents the evidence.

Suitable for: 16-19

Dating the play & Shakespeare

Director interview (2007)

Michael Boyd was interviewed by Jonathan Bate about Richard III for the Director Talk event in January 2007. Download the transcript to read the full interview. Michael answers questions on: the setting and music, what to cut, references to his Henry VI trilogy, Shakespeare's female characters, Richard's attitude to his appearance and more.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Director interview (2007)

Director interview (2012)

Read a Q&A interview with director Roxana Silbert about her 2012 production of Richard III.

Suitable for: All ages

Director interview (2012)

Stage history

In Stage history, performance history expert Rebecca Brown guides us through the history of Richard III in performance, from the time Shakespeare wrote it to the present day.

In RSC Productions 1963 - 2007, Rebecca Brown describes a selection of our key productions.

Suitable for: 16-19

Stage history

Synopsis

A summary of the story of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Synopsis

Well-known quotes

We've selected some famous quotes from [i]Richard III{/i].

Suitable for: Secondary, 16-19

Well-known quotes

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