Richard III
Richard III

Richard III

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The Folger edition of this Shakespeare history play has been edited to incorporate "the best and most current thinking concerning both the texts and their interpretation" while retaining the format of facing-page glosses and helpful Renaissance illustrations that has made The Folger Shakespeare Editions so popular. Called user-friendly by the Washington Post, they are also designed for scholars and for those interested in new approaches to the plays.

Freshly edited text is based on the best early printed version of the play. Features include:

  • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
  • A key to famous lines and phrases
  • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
  • An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books

    Essay by Phyllis Rackin
    Edited By: Dr. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine Ph.D

    TEACHERS: Lesson plans for this play are available at To receive a curriculum guide for this play, email your request to Please specify PDF or print version.

    William Shakespeare, July 2004, Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-7434-8284-4.
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