Event—Public Programming

Richard III: A Theatrical Reading

A story of greed, ambition, and ruthlessness, Shakespeare’s Richard III tells the story of its eponymous antihero’s rise and fall from power.

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Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.

A story of greed, ambition, and ruthlessness, Shakespeare’s Richard III tells the story of its eponymous antihero’s rise and fall from power. Join us for a theatrical reading of the Bard’s early history play by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago in a performance directed by Peter Garino.

Founded in 1993, the Shakespeare Project has performed at the Newberry since 2003. This reading will start with an informative talk by a dramaturg 15 minutes before the performance. Afterwards, the director and cast will answer questions from the audience.

This event is cosponsored by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies. Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Explore the Newberry’s collection of early Shakespeare editions.

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