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Kean's Richard, 1814

[ABOVE] A portrait of the actor Edmund Kean as King Richard in Shakespeare's play "The Tragedy of Richard the Third", painted in 1814 by the artist Samuel Drummond

Richard III 2001 (Manuel Harlan © RSC) | Aidan McArdle as Ri… | Flickr

Richard III 2001 (Manuel Harlan © RSC) | Aidan McArdle as Ri… | Flickr

BBC Two: First official picture of #Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

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BBC Two: First official picture of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown

‘König Richard III ~ King Richard III’. Engraved by Johann Tobias Bauer after August Friedrich Pecht.  Richard III. In Edward Dowden, Shakespeare scenes and characters: a series of illustrations. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876, facing p. 49.

Exhibition: Illustrating Shakespeare

Engraved by Johann Tobias Bauer after August Friedrich Pecht. In Edward Dowden, Shakespeare scenes and characters: a series of illustrations. London: Macmillan and Co., facing p.

Richard III  When Antony Sher played the role in 1984 for the Royal Shakespeare Company he wore a tight-fitting black costume and wielded a pair of crutches to help him move across the stage at lightning speed. He was the malevolent spider personified.

1984 - "Richard III" Antony Sher played the role at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Wearing a tight-fitting black costume and wielding a pair of crutches, he was the malevolent spider personified.

Ian McKellan as Iago and Imogen Stubbs as Desdemona in Othello (I saw this production - stunning...)

Ian McKellan as Iago and Imogen Stubbs as Desdemona in Othello (One of my favorite WS plays)

kevin spacey as richard iii - world tour

Local theatre goers - heads up! Red Dot Diva previously hinted that Kevin Spacey would be in Singapore later this year for The Bridge Pr.

Richard III directed by Tim Carroll,  James Garnon as Duchess of York (C) Simon Annand     http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/richard-iii-2012

Richard III directed by Tim Carroll, James Garnon as Duchess of York (C) Simon Annand http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/richard-iii-2012

Richard III directed by Tim Carroll,  Mark Rylance as Richard III (C) Simon Annand     http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/richard-iii-2012

Richard III directed by Tim Carroll, Mark Rylance as Richard III (C) Simon Annand http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/richard-iii-2012