The Life and Death of King Richard III

The Life and Death of King Richard III

DVD - 2001
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Produced as a vehicle for Frederick Warde, a legendary stage actor of the 19th century, "Richard III" was the most ambitious Shakespearean adaptation to date. The film not only attempts to honor the intricacies of the original play, it flavors the drama with spectacular crowd scenes and rich color tints. "Richard III" offers a fresh glimpse at a time in history when Shakespeare wasn't strictly the domain of scholars but was a source of popular entertainment, "when Americans didn't have to be spoon-fed a great dramatist but were united in their passion for one who gave them characters who mirrored their own complex humanity, not to mention sublime poetry, along with requisite doses of sex and violence."
Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: DVD LIFE AN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (59 min.) : sound, color tinted ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Silent film with musical accompaniment


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