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‘Richard III’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

After the discovery of Richard III’s remains in a Leicester car park in August 2012, it was concluded that far from being a hunchback, as some have stated, he suffered from scoliosis, an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. He was, as Ross noted in his classic biography, small and slight (Richard III, Yale English […]

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‘Richard III’ at Folger Theatre by Sophia Howes

Richard, We Hardly Knew Ye Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, and with good reason. In his fascinating interview posted on the National Theatre’s website, Sir Ian McKellan notes the play’s relevance. “Ever want to get inside the mind of a bully?” Certainly on the international scene, he adds, there is no […]

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