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Richard 3

Richard III Overview

  • Category: History
  • Period written: 1592-1593
  • First known performance:
  • Number of lines: 3718
  • Number of scenes: 25
  • Total Characters: 63
  • Prose/Verse: 2%/98%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 ("bad quarto") (1597), Quarto 2 (1598), Quarto 3 (1602), Quarto 4 (1605), Quarto 5 (1612), Quarto 6 (1622), Quarto 7 (1629), Quarto 8 (1634)
  • Possible Sources: The Rose of Englande (Anonymous, 1485), The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke (Edward Hall, 1548), A Myrroure for Magistrates (The Duke of Suffolk, 1559), Hercules Furens (Seneca, 1561), Richardus Tertius (Thomas Legge, 1579), The True Tragedy of Richard 3 (Anonymous, 1594)

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