Mark Rylance plays the title role in Richard III in Tim Carroll's all-male production of Shakespeare's Globe production. Joining Rylance is Stephen Fry as Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Samuel Barnett and Johnny Flynn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at RICHARD III below, which opens tomorrow, July 25, and runs through October 13.
Designs are by Jenny Tiramani and music is by Claire van Kampen who along with Tim Carroll are the creative team behind the Globe's original 2002 version of Twelfth Night. The productions will be designed using original Shakespearian practices.
The cast for RICHARD III includes Mark Rylance (Richard III), Samuel Barnett (Elizabeth), Liam Brennan (Clarence), Johnny Flynn (Lady Anne), Colin Hurley (King Edward) and Peter Hamilton Dyer.
Richard Duke of Gloucester (Mark Rylance) is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king's son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him. Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare's most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power.
Richard III will be performed in an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible circa 1593.
More information and tickets, visit: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/
Photo Credit: Simon Annand
Samuel Barnett and James Garnon
Johnny Flynn and Mark Rylance
Roger Lloyd Pack