British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database
Richard III (2012): Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre
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PRINCIPAL CAST: Iain Batchelor (Richmond); Paola Dionisotti (Queen Margaret); Brian Ferguson (Buckingham); Mark Jax (Edward IV); Pippa Nixon (Lady Anne); Jonjo O'Neill (Richard III); Siobhan Redmond (Queen Elizabeth); John Stahl (Hastings).
The first performance of this production took place on 22 March 2012.
"You can present Richard III either as the climax of Shakespeare's history cycle or as a star vehicle. But Roxana Silbert's new RSC production, while perfectly credible, is neither one nor the other....Ti Green's set, with its aluminium back wall, also has a grey neutrality that counters the text's description of England as a slaughterhouse." ~ Michael Billington, "Women get the upper hand over gag-cracking Richard the scallywag", The Guardian 19 April 2012
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