Take a Look at Richard III – Through the Bard’s Eyes

   Posted by: Julia Redlich   in News

Although Ricardians regret that Shakespeare’s interpretation of the last Plantagenet King was heavily prejudiced by the ideas of Tudor spin doctors, they recognise that it is great theatre. Even after every production reinforcing the idea in the eyes of the general public that Richard was a Bad King, who is it that we remember after golden boy Richmond claims the crown and promises paradise under the Tudors?  Richard, of course, who remains firmly and memorably in our minds.

Test this for yourselves,should you be lucky enough to be in Queensland at the time, and attend the ninth annual University of Southern Queensland Shakespeare in the Park Festival at USQ Toowoomba, when one of history’s most captivating and charismatic villains will take centre-stage. The Tragedy of King Richard III, directed by Scott Alderdice, will be presented on October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 on the Festival’s open-air stage, starting at 6.30pm.

The gates open at 5.30 and audiences are encouraged to pack a hamper and bottle of wine (site licensed for BYO alcohol only), bring a rug or chair and enjoy an alfresco dinner as the sun sets before Richard (Shannon Haegler) appears in what promises to be an interesting interpretation.

For more information: visit www.usq.edu.au/shakespeare or call the USQ Artsworx Box Office on 07 4631 1111 to book tickets.

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