King Richard the Third
As the title page of the first printed version of this play states, this is: “The Tragedy of King Richard the Third, containing his treacherous plots against his brother Clarence, the pitiful murder of his innocent nephews, his tyrannical usurpation, with the whole course of his detested life, and most deservèd death." That about sums it up.
If your group reads the plays straight through in one sitting and you want to divide up the parts, we have a number of “cast” lists already divided up for you. These are text files that you edit to suit your group. We always recommend in a straight-through read that each participant take a moment beforehand to mark their parts—then everything proceeds so smoothly. (coming soon)
• Cast for 9, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 10, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 12, plus a reader for Stage Directions
For those of you who provide parts a scene at a time, this Character Chart shows all the characters' lines in each scene: Richard the Third
This is an audio recording of the play by professional actors with sound effects: