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King Richard III

King Richard III

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author; Siemon, James R., editor

'King Richard III' is the final play of Shakespeare's first tetralogy, the culmination of the War of the Roses and the inception of the Tudor dynasty. The play picks up where 'Henry VI Part 3' left off, with the Lancastrian king dead and the house of York in the ascendant. The play first appears in the 1597 first Quarto (Q1). By the 1623 First Folio (F), the play is catalogued in the Histories section. F is significantly longer than Q1, with manifold textual differences; this edition incorporates both, generally deferring to F

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Published London: Bloomsbury, [2014]

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Statement of responsibility: William Shakespeare ; edited by James R. Siemon
ISBN: 9781903436899
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Previously issued in print: London: Arden Shakespeare, 2009.
Note: Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on August 5, 2014).
Physical Description: 1 online resource.
Series: The Arden Shakespeare
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Richard III.; Historical drama, English.; Richard III, King of England, 1452-1485 Drama.
Alternative Title: Richard III
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare.

Author note

James R Siemon is Professor of English at Boston University


'There is much to admire about Siemon's labours here, and taken in its own edition is a fine resource for those wanting to read a well annotated text of the play or to go deeply into the performance and textual histories of the play…'
Shakespeare Bookshop Newsletter (December 2009)||'James R. Siemon, aided by a crack team of general editors (Richard Proudfoot, George Walton Williams and David Scott Kastan), has produced a nearly perfect edition of the play…(a) supremely engaging edition.'
Eric Rasmussen, Shakespeare Survey (June 2011)