Jenn and I saw Shakespeare’s Richard III last night, put on by Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University. I hadn’t been exposed to Richard III since grade school, thus it was like seeing a brand new play. The only thing I remembered was “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!”
The play was remarkably bloody. Lots of people were killed. I’m not sure if the body count was higher than Hamlet, but it must be close. Go Shakespeare! If the play resembles the War of the Roses at all closely, then 15th century England must have been a mess.
Images from the show are available, although the fact that the url has “romeo” in it does not inspire me to believe they will remain active very long.