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Richard III (1911)

 |  Short, Biography, Drama  |  May 1911 (UK)
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King ... See full summary »

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James Berry ...
Alfred Brydone ...
Kathleen Yorke ...
Edward, Prince of Wales
Murray Carrington ...
George, Duke of Clarence
Frank R. Benson ...
Eric Maxon ...
Henry, Earl of Richmond
Moffat Johnston ...
James Maclean ...
Victor McClure ...
R.I. Connick ...
George Manship ...
Harry Caine ...
Wilfrid Caithness ...
L. Rupert ...
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Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King Richard III of England. But once he becomes king, he soon finds out that the many enemies he has made will make it very difficult for him to remain on the throne for long. Written by Snow Leopard

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Let's cram all of Shakespeare's RICHARD III into 22 minutes!
30 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Believe it or not, as of 1911, this was probably the most in-depth and longest Shakespeare movie made! However, this STILL is way too short for any of his plays (even the really bad ones--take that Shakepeare snobs!) and there is no way this film COULD have done the Bard justice even if it had better production values--22 minutes is like trying to sum up the Bible in a half an hour! For 1911, the sets are pretty good and the length of the film would have made it a full-length film--as most movies were significantly shorter. Plus, if you had a general idea what the play was about, you could follow along well enough. However, if you are NOT familiar with the play or history (which, by the way, is a lot different than the way Shakespeare portrayed it), then watch this AFTER you read the Cliff Notes--or better yet, see the TV series BLACK ADDER I! Otherwise, you'll probably get lost and have no idea what's happening.


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