Shakespeare’s portrayal of Richard III has strongly influenced Richard’s reputation as one of the most colourful villains in British history. He is intelligent, gleeful, engaging and treacherous.
The Duke of Gloucester (the future Richard III) has his eyes firmly fixed on the crown. He will stop at nothing to achieve his aim. One by one he eliminates the obstacles that stand between him and the throne, including his two young nephews, who are murdered in the Tower of London.
But his tyranny does not go unopposed. Arriving from France, the Earl of Richmond challenges him at the Battle of Bosworth Field. The night before the battle, the ghosts of all Richard’s victims appear to him in a dream, forcing him to face his demons…
Last updated: December, 2018