My Other Self; The Evolution of Shakespeare's Richard III


Explores the mental and physical abuses, the tormentors and inspirations that led young Richard Plantagenet to become one of literatures most infamous villians, Richard III.
My Other Self; The Evolution of Shakespeare's Richard III

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Festival:The Camden Fringe 2019
Starts: Monday 19 August 2019
Closes: Friday 23 August 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


This chapter of the War of the Roses Saga, the original Game of Thrones, has been adapted to take a unique look at the character of Richard III in the context of his entire life, from childhood to becoming King.


We use Bunraku puppets, Brechtian theatre techniques and modern psychological analysis to dive deep into the evidence Shakespeare presented in his plays for the conclusions we draw.


All or Nothing Rep is delighted to be bringing this production to the Cockpit Theatre within the Camden Fringe.


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Synopsis


My Other Self: The Evolution of Shakespeare's Richard III is a one hour play adapted by Simon Stewart which explores the mental and physical abuses, the tormentors and inspirations that led young Richard Plantagenet to become one of literatures most infamous villians, Richard III.


Shakespeare's plays, Henry VI Parts 2 and 3 as well as Richard III have been adapted into this new version which focuses on Richard's relationships with his father and brothers, his attitudes towards women moulded by his interactions with his mother and his ultimate rise to power.


History is bound to repeat itself it seems in this journey through time, a child idolises his father and wants to be like him but takes a darker path as a result of his father and brothers murder.


Richard learns from his father's example but in a world of toxic masculinity, blood-thristy ambition and violent reciminations for crimes against the crown, one man's vision of what it means to be a King can mean the rise of a Tyrant for those he rules.


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Dates


Previews from:Monday 19 August 2019

Closes:Friday 23 August 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

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Creatives


Author: Adapted by Simon Stewart
Production: All or Nothing Repertory Theatre Company

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