Is Shakespeare Altering His View of “R-3″ ?
♛ R-3 Play ♛
For a long time, Shakespeare’s “Richard III” has dominated the perception of King Richard III.
Now, with modern research, we have more details about the king and can get closer to the true story. Soon the results of the mtDNA research are expected, but what does this all mean about how we see the king?
A new play by Caroline Devlin, “R-3″, is about Shakespeare’s play, but heavily influenced by the research by historian Dr. John Ashdown-Hill, who had a major influence on the research, location as well as on finding the reference person for the mtDNA comparison, Mr. Michael Ibsen.
The play asks the fundamental question about King Richard III:
Hunchback or Hero?
Caroline Devlin and Timothy Allsop
(Centre Five Productions)
17 October – 3 November 2012
at St. Saviour’s Church, London
(Eton Road, NW3 4SQ,
2 min walk from Chalk Farm Tube)
Further information & reservation:
♛ Leicester News ♛
- “Richard III Leicester” is a new Facebook page with current updates and news about King Richard III by the City Council of Leicester, which is one of the participants, financiers and initiators of the archaeological research in Leicester.
- Richard III dig: Is there millions in Shakespeare’s villain? – Video report about the monetary aspect of finding a king under a carpark. – BBC News Leicester, 15.10.12
- Richard III archaeology team awarded honour for Leicester dig – Report about an award, Philippa Langley received from the Richard III Society for her wonderful work for King Richard III. (ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk, 15.10.12)
- Many say Richard for York – The battle for King Richard III has just begun, (Leicester Mercury, ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk, 12.10.2012)
- Possible Richard III discovery could hold success for economy of Hinckley and Bosworth – The Hinckley Times, Katy Hallam (11.10.12)
♛ Collective Reading ♛
Servetus has the leading questions to the chapters 6 – 10 of “The Sunne in Splendour” by Sharon Kay Penman and a poll for you:
Are you ready for the Richard III rumble? Week 2!
Servetus’ background information and new questions to chapter 11 – 15: Richard III / The Sunne in Splendour group read rumbles on! Week 3
Chapters 16 – 20 are on the reading list for this week and will be discussed next Sunday, October 21st, 2012.
Important Links for the read:
If you want to join in and still need a copy of the book, please consider to make your purchase via the link at RichardArmitageNet.com, where reference fees will go to the charities selected by Mr. Armitage. Thank you!
Amazon.co.uk – Amazon.com Print & Kindle edition
Reference fees gained through links at the KRA website also go to the RA-charities.