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William Shakespeare: King Richard III

Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan
William Shakespeare: King Richard III

“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” Thus American actor Jay Robinson (1930-2013) ends his recreation of Richard III in this recording of William Shakespeare’s history play Richard III. Robinson performed the title character and many other male Shakespearean characters throughout his acting career. Martin Donegan, who arranged this recording, is heard as the character Richmond, soon to become King Henry VII. Among the well-known speeches from the play recited for this recording is the “Winter of our Discontent” soliloquy. The transcript of the recording is included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Gloucester: Ay, Edward Will Use Women Honourably Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 5:08
102
Richard: Now Is the Winter of Our Discontent Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 6:32
103
Richard: I Do the Wrong, and First Begin to Brawl Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 3:45
104
Richard: Will You Enforce Me to a World of Cares? Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 4:09
201
Richard: The Son of Clarence Have I Pent Up Close Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 5:09
202
Richard: Richmond Is On the Seas Jay Robinson with Martin Donegan 16:21

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