Skip to main content

Questions tagged [richard-iii]

Questions related to William Shakespeare's play Richard III, which was probably written around 1592. The play concludes the first tetralogy of Shakespeare's history plays, which also contains the three parts of Henry VI. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
4 votes
1 answer
363 views

Why is Richard portrayed without a hunchback in the 1955 Laurence Olivier adaptation of Richard III?

If we go by the text of Shakespeare's Richard III, Richard has a hunchback. In Act I, scene 3, line 246, Queen Margaret describes Richard as a "poisonous bunch-back'd toad." And in act IV, scene 4, ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
371 views

Should Henry 6, Part 3 be read prior to reading Richard III?

For context, this reading is entirely devoted to pleasure. I am not analyzing (academically) nor performing the plays, and my desire to read the plays derive completely from my profound affection ...
Tom O' Bedlam's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
634 views

Why is Richard a hunchback in Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Richard III?

I'm watching Kevin Spacey's production of Shakespeare's Richard III. Here's a link to a youtube video with some highlights. One of the production decisions that I don't really understand is the ...
user avatar