Shakespeare Unbard Episode 06. Richard III: the Man Who Would Be King

After nearly half a dozen plays of dubious merit, Shakespeare finally found his legs in this story of the hunchbacked man who would be king. In Episode 06 of Shakespeare Unbard, Joel Fishbane discusses why he - and the rest of the world - has never truly tired of Richard III.

In this episode, you'll hear quotes and clips from:

Shakespeare, William. "King Richard III." Naxos Audio Books.

Shakespeare, William. The Life and Death of King Richard III. (The Riverside Shakespeare) Houghton and Mifflin, 1974.


Dominic Cooke, dir. The Hollow Crown: Episode Three, BBC, 2016.

Loncraine, Richard, dir. Richard III. United Artists, 1995.

Olivier, Laurence, dir. Richard III. London Films, 1955.

Pacino, Al, dir. Looking for Richard. Fox Searchlight, 1996.


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