Referat Hannes Mautz Wednesday, 17 November 2000 Richard III (by William Shakespeare) Biography: William Shakespeare was born on April 23,1564 at Stratford, England. His life of education started at Stratford grammar school. His father John Shakespeare was a glover who encouraged Shakespeare to write. 1582 he married Anne Hathaway and had a daughter named Susanna in 1583. In 1595 they also had twins named Hamnet and Judith. Hamnet died in 1596. 1594-1599 were momentous for Shakespeare. He produced a steady stream of plays of the highest quality and verbal invention. 1599 he became part owner in the most prestigious public playhouse in London, the Globe.(You still can visit the restarted building: The New Globe) He returned to Stratford in 1610. He died on April 23,1616 at the age of 52. Shakespeare was buried in Stratford. Brief facts about play Richard III It s based on a true story. The plot is about Richard, the Yorkist Duke of Gloucester, who wants to become king himself. Kills his brothers Edward and George. He tells the Prince of Wales and his younger to go for there own safety into the Tower of London. Richard moves against Edward s loyalist lords. They were imprisoned and executed them. So Richard claimed the right to follow Edward onto the throne. Lord Buckingham gets allied to Richmond, who brings an army from France. Richard executed the lord of Buckingham. The armies of Richard and Richmond encamp near Bosworth Field. Richard is visited by sundry ghosts (they foretell ...
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