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King Richard III (International) assertion single work   drama  
Alternative title: Richard the Third
This international work is included in AustLit to identify a relationship with Australian literature.
Issue Details: First known date: 1591-1592... 1591-1592 King Richard III
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Richard III depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. Although the play is grouped among Shakespeare's histories it is also regarded as a tragedy. As with most of Shakespeare's works Richard III has been performed numerous times in Australia and has also been subject to burlesque treatment, especially during the mid to late-nineteenth century.

Notes

  • Among the productions known to have burlesqued or satirised Richard III are:

    • The Yellow Dwarf (pantomime, 1872).

Production Details

  • Performed at the Prince of Wales Opera House, Sydney, February 1868.

  • Performed at the Royal Victoria Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, June 1838.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: ca. 1591-1592

Works about this Work

Made Glorious Summer Carmel Bird , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 4 2002; (p. 192-200) The Best Australian Essays 2002 2002; (p. 231-239) Scorched : Penguin Australian Summer Stories 2004; (p. 60-71) The Essential Bird 2005; (p. 1-12)
Olivier's Richard the Third i "There was", Anne Odgers , 1984 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.8 1984; (p. 93)
Victoria Theatre 1868 single work review
— Appears in: The Empire , 13 April no. 5116 1868; (p. 2)

— Review of King Richard III William Shakespeare , 1591-1592 single work drama

A review of the Royal Victoria Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Richard III on 11 April 1868. (John Maddison Morton's Your Life's In Danger was performed on the same night but is barely mentioned in the review.)

Royal Victoria Theatre : Richard III, &c. 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Empire , 11 April no. 5115 1868; (p. 1)

An advertisement for the Royal Victoria Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Richard III and John Maddison Morton's Your Life's In Danger on 11 April 1868.

Royal Victoria Theatre : Richard III 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Empire , 6 April no. 5110 1868; (p. 1) The Empire , 8 April no. 5112 1868; (p. 1) The Empire , 10 April no. 5114 1868; (p. 1)

An advertisement for the Royal Victoria Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Richard III on 11 April 1868.

Victoria Theatre 1868 single work review
— Appears in: The Empire , 13 April no. 5116 1868; (p. 2)

— Review of King Richard III William Shakespeare , 1591-1592 single work drama

A review of the Royal Victoria Theatre production of William Shakespeare's Richard III on 11 April 1868. (John Maddison Morton's Your Life's In Danger was performed on the same night but is barely mentioned in the review.)

[Untitled] 1867 single work review
— Appears in: The Ballarat Courier , Tuesday, 3 September no. 74 1867; (p. 2)
A brief, but favourable review of Mr Anderson's performance of Richard the Third. The reviewer considers it the best Mr Anderson has offered while in Ballarat. Shortage of space prevents a longer notice, but a full review will be given after the next performance.
Theatre Royal : Richard the Third 1867 single work review
— Appears in: The Ballarat Courier , Wednesday, 4 September no. 75 1867; (p. 2)
A lengthy and favourable review of the previous night's performance of Richard the Third. Mr Anderson's portrayal of Richard was excellent and showed a deep understanding of the complexities of character. The supporting actors were adequate, but showed no outstanding features.
Olivier's Richard the Third i "There was", Anne Odgers , 1984 single work poetry
— Appears in: Friendly Street Poetry Reader no.8 1984; (p. 93)
Made Glorious Summer Carmel Bird , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 4 2002; (p. 192-200) The Best Australian Essays 2002 2002; (p. 231-239) Scorched : Penguin Australian Summer Stories 2004; (p. 60-71) The Essential Bird 2005; (p. 1-12)
Prince of Wales Opera House : King Richard III 1868 single work advertisement
— Appears in: The Empire , 15 February no. 5067 1868; (p. 1)

An advertisement for the Prince of Wales Opera House production of William Shakespeare's King Richard III on 15 February 1868.

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