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Summary

A tragedy, a comedy, and a history all rolled into one, the story of the tyrannical Richard III ranks among Shakespeare's most popular plays. Opening with the famous "Now is the winter of our discontent" soliloquy, this masterful work follows its antihero as he plots to steal the throne of England, causing murder and mayhem all along the way. A full cast, including Robert Stephens and Dame Peggy Ashcroft, brings this devilishly entertaining work to life.
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Simply sublime, wonderful acting. Really allows you to see the story just by the performance.

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  • Aidan O'Reilly
  • 17-04-21

Robert Stephens was a master

How lucky for us that this was recorded. Robert Stephens was one of our best actors and his performance is a masterclass in how to communicate Shakespeare. I can't reccomend this radio production enough.

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  • Kelsy Vaughn
  • 30-09-20

There needs to be volume control.

I couldn’t finish it. The volumes kept going up and down. One moment I could not even hear and the next someone was screaming in my ear. It just wasn’t a pleasant listen.

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  • Sadcelticlady
  • 02-09-17

Amazing

This is a beautiful full narration of Richard the third !i shall have many happy hours listening to this beautiful work .

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  • Scott
  • 02-04-15

Good audio version

This is about as good as you are going to do for an audio version of Shakespeare. It was quite good.

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