This week we go narrower and deeper into the text of Richard III to discuss why there's so much symploce (#RhetoricalDeviceRevisited) all over the place, why Colley Cibber thought he knew better than Shakespeare, and why Richard both hates and fears the women in his life. All that and some "Dicky-centric" ShakesBubble Gossip coming at ya to round out the episode.
Here's the list of productions we referenced in today's episode:
Muse of Fire Theatre Company, Evanston, Illinois, August 11–September 9, 2018
The War of the Roses (Henry VI through Richard III), Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley, California, August 22–September 9, 2018
Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle, Washington, September 12–October 7, 2018
American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, July 6–December 1, 2018
The Rustic Mechanicals, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 2018 tour
Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C., February 5–March 10, 2019
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, Orlando, Florida, March 27–April 28, 2019
Synetic Theater, Arlington, Virginia,May 15–June 16, 2019
Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Fayetteville, North Carolina, June 4–23, 2019
Death of Kings: Seize the Crown (eight of Shakespeare's history plays), Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa, Arizona, 2018–2019 season
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, York, UK thru Sept. 1 http://www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com/
And here's the link to the NY Times article about the high school Richard III adaptation at the Public Theatre.