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Richard III

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    William Shakespeare(Author)

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Shakespeare's tale of King Richard III.

...accessible and enjoyable for children of all abilities (PTA)This series of resources for lower ability pupils preparing for Key Stage 3 is an original and engaging approach to the plays of Shakespeare. The pupil books all provide a secure summary of the play, through the use of clearly drawn cartoons and some key scenes and speeches which are printed in full... the authors have avoided being both condescending and boring by using the original text throughout and asking probing, open-ended questions which help to direct pupil responses. (Ink Pellet)"does a great job of visually representing the play through illustrations and simple, clear text... The visual support is particularly useful for pupils with language difficulties, reading difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Seeing a plot mapped out visually is a useful prompt for pupils and helps them engage with the text and understand the main issues." (Teachit Newsletter) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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  • PDF | 116 pages
  • William Shakespeare(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (19 May 2017)
  • English
  • 4
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By Sara Niña on 16 February 2016

    Saarah N's review Feb 16, 16Read from February 14 to 15, 2016I liked this, it's rare that I will ever read a play or even a classic: I lack the much-needed patience. In spite of this, I did enjoy it: I loved how Shakespeare presented Richard in a more intriguing way, albeit historically inaccurate since there is no evidence that it was Richard who murdered the princes, nor was it he, who murdered Henry VI.The assumptions this play is founded upon significantly reflect Thomas More's accounts and chronicles. His accounts held my attention in the same way. Perhaps I found this a compelling read because I was already knowledgeable of the context (England in the 15th century in its relativity to the Wars Of The Roses.) Therefore I will only recommend this to someone who wishes to explore an alternative view (to what we have gathered from historical records) as that will ensure you can progress through it with ease. Of course though, the language proves to be quite a barrier in and of itself. Consulting the kindle dictionary helped, which I definitely appreciated.I plan to consult this during my studies to consolidate my understanding of Richard's short reign, indeed it was helpful, comedic and insightful.

  • By TH on 23 February 2015

    I'd never studied this play before, and decided to answer an essay question on it about the use of humour. Well, the first time I read it, I didn't think there was any, but after having watched a couple of versions on DVD and read it again, it's actually got some really funny bits in (although I think they may have been funnier when they were first written!)Very good play, nice edition of the book.

  • By Mark Marsden on 29 July 2017

    Free kindle edition. What more can I say?

  • By samsung fan on 4 February 2013

    I considered this book as a fine work of art. We did Macbeth in school and so I understood the language used in this play.

  • By GJC on 10 October 2016

    “It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery.”Demosthenes.Shakespeare’s Richard III would have done better had he heard these words. But then we would have had an average, mediocre, unremarkable play about the last Plantagenet King of England.The plot picks up were Henry VI Part 3 ends.Shakespeare opens his play with a speech from Richard, “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” Immediately, we understand Richard is manoeuvring to replace his brother on the throne, you can almost taste the venom towards his brother when he states, ‘this son’.It gets better. Richard now begins to court Anne, the widow of the Prince he murdered, not to mention he also assassinated her father-in-law, King Henry VI. The determination with which he woos Anne is incredible and he does it with simpering devotion, albeit, completely falsely. Yet she eventually falls for him! Shakespeare injects fantastic edgy banter between the two characters, it really is worth reading again. In the final Act, the ghosts of those murdered by Richard III appear on stage and friend as well as foe condemn him and lend their support to the opposition. Richard III had a greater army raised but lost the battle and towards the end uttered the much parodied words, “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse”. Indeed it was such a great line Shakespeare used it twice!Was Richard III really as bad as Shakespeare makes out? Probably not. Shakespeare was writing during the time of the Tudor dynasty, which replaced Richard III. There was little to be gained from exonerating Richard. Recent discoveries would indicate he was not the deformed monster we all thought. But what a villain, far be it that the truth should get in the way of a good story!Well done to the ardent fans that put this together and make it freely available on Kindle at no cost.For those who prefer to watch rather than read, Benedict Cumberbatch was excellent as Richard III in BBC’s 2016 “The Hollow Crown”.

  • By David Wisdom on 13 January 2011

    The last time I read any Shakespeare was in my teens and I did not really grasp it. Now as a pensioner with the time to sit down and concentrate I was completely gripped and amazed at the story and language. How Richard murderered and lied his way to grab the Throne,the cut and thrust of the conversations with his adversaries and his final come-uppance,is not a book to read in a hurry.It is written as a play,so must be read slowly and in a kind of rhythm,as a free download it is a must!

  • By Aralinya on 21 November 2015

    Arrived in good time, satisfied with purchase.

  • By Netgain on 11 June 2016

    Tried and tested literature. I read it before watching the Hollow Crown on BBC TV.

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