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Published on Jan 26, 2013

RICHARD III by William Shakespeare - FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such. Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard III concludes Shakespeare's first tetralogy (also containing Henry VI parts 1--3).

After Hamlet, it is the longest play in the canon and is the longest of the First Folio, whose version of Hamlet is shorter than its Quarto counterpart. The play is rarely performed unabridged; often, certain peripheral characters are removed entirely. In such instances extra lines are often invented or added from elsewhere in the sequence to establish the nature of characters' relationships. A further reason for abridgment is that Shakespeare assumed that his audiences would be familiar with the Henry VI plays, and frequently made indirect references to events in them, such as Richard's murder of Henry VI or the defeat of Henry's queen Margaret.

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Chapter listing and length:

0 - Dramatis Personae -- 00:03:33

1 - Act 1 -- 00:59:43

2 - Act 2 -- 00:23:16

3 - Act 3 -- 00:45:28

4 - Act 4 -- 00:49:23

5 - Act 5 -- 00:28:01


King Edward IV: David Cole
Edward, Prince of Wales: Sandra G
Richard, Duke of York: Tricia G
George, Duke of Clarence: Bob Sherman
Richard, Duke of Gloucester: David Nicol
Son of Clarence: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Henry, Earl of Richmond; Lord Mayor of London: Mark F. Smith
Cardinal Bourchier; Sir James Blunt: Nullifidian
Archbishop of York; Daughter of Clarence; Page: Availle
Duke of Buckingham: mb
Duke of Norfolk: Bruce Pirie
Earl of Surrey: Lucy Perry
Earl Rivers: Denny Sayers
Marquis of Dorset; Second Citizen: StephenC
Lord Grey: om123
Earl of Oxford; Fourth Messenger: Roger Clifton
Lord Hastings: Peter Bloomfield
Lord Stanley: Andy Minter
Lord Lovel; Sir Walter Herbert: L. Lambert Lawson
Sir Thomas Vaughan; Priest; First Gentleman: David Lawrence
Sir Richard Ratcliff: Filippo Giaochin
Sir William Catesby: Arixa
Sir James Tyrrel; Third Citizen; Ghost of Henry VI: 1evilmofo
Sir Robert Brakenbury: Garrett Fitzgerald
Christopher Urswick: Christopher Caron
Sheriff of Wiltshire; Bishop of Ely; First Murderer: Rismyth
Queen Elizabeth; Scrivener: Elizabeth Klett
Queen Margaret: Ruth Golding
Duchess of York: Karen Savage
Lady Anne: Arielle Lipshaw
Second Murderer; First Citizen; Third Messenger: Sonja
Messenger: Kalynda
Second Messenger: Veronica Jenkins
Pursuivant: Matt Judd
Ghost of Prince Edward: Snaefaxi
Narrator: Diana Majlinger

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

Total running time: 3:29:24
In addition to the reader, this audio book was produced by:
Dedicated Proof-Listener: David Lawrence
Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Elizabeth Klett
This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
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