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Richard III
Loncraine, Richard.
Uniform Title:
Richard III (Motion picture : 1995)
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., [2000]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In 1930's Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale.
General Note:
Based on the play of the same title by William Shakespeare ; based on a stage production by Richard Eyre.

Widescreen format on side A, full screen format on side B.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.

Includes original theatrical trailer.


For specific features see interactive menu.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R.


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library DVD 3583 Adult DVD Central Library

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An adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery, and the ruthless pursuit of power.

Author Notes

Sir Nigel Barnard Hawthorne was born on April 5, 1929 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He was raised in South Africa and returned to England in the 1950s to act. He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1992 (1991 season) for Best Actor for his performance in "The Madness of King George III" at the Royal National Theatre. His performance in "Shadowlands" on Broadway won him the 1991 Tony and New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.

In 1999 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2001 he battled a recurrence of pancreatic cancer which was thought to be in remission after surgical therapy. On December 26, 2001 he died of a heart attack in Hertfordshire, England.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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