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Judi Dench says Benedict Cumberbatch is 'a true gentleman'

Judi Dench says Benedict Cumberbatch is 'a true gentleman'

LONDON, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Judi Dench has known Benedict Cumberbatch since he was a child, and the actress says he is "a true gentleman."
Annie Martin
2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

2 skeletons discovered holding hands after 700 years

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) --Two skeletons were found holding hands after being excavated from a lost chapel in the small English village of Hallaton.
Aileen Graef
Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

Study reveals details of Richard III's death in battle

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Researchers have learned how Richard III died, revealing through forensic analysis that he suffered 11 wounds around the time of his death.
Gabrielle Levy
Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch to star in 'Richard III'

Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch to star in 'Richard III'

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard, Duke of Gloucester in a BBC adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III."
Annie Martin
Mark Rylance wins his third Tony Award for playing Olivia in 'Twelfth Night'

Mark Rylance wins his third Tony Award for playing Olivia in 'Twelfth Night'

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) --Mark Rylance won his third Tony Award Sunday for his portrayal of the love-struck noblewoman Olivia in William Shakespeare's stage comedy, "Twelfth Night."
Karen Butler
Body of Richard III, found under parking lot, to be reburied in Leicester, England

Body of Richard III, found under parking lot, to be reburied in Leicester, England

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) --The body of England's King Richard III, found in 2012 under the pavement of a parking lot, will be interred in Leicester Cathedral, a court ruled Friday.
Ed Adamczyk
Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston earn Tony nods

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- Film and TV stars Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris and Chris O'Dowd were among the Tony Award nominees announced in New York Tuesday.
Karen Butler
Court battle over where to bury Richard III begins

Court battle over where to bury Richard III begins

March 13 (UPI) -- The Ministry of Justice, Leicester University and Leicester City Council want the remains of King Richard III entombed at Leicester Cathedral.
Brooks Hays
Roger Lloyd Pack, 'Vicar of Dibley' co-star, dies of cancer at 69

Roger Lloyd Pack, 'Vicar of Dibley' co-star, dies of cancer at 69

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- British television actor Roger Lloyd Pack has died of pancreatic cancer at his home where he was surrounded by family, his agent told the BBC.

British High Court delays legal fight over burial place of Richard III

LONDON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Britain's High Court postponed action on King Richard III's burial place Tuesday, ruling the Plantagenet Alliance has the right to a judicial review.

Stephen Fry to host the BAFTA Awards for a 9th time

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British writer, actor and comedian Stephen Fry will serve as host of the Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony in London for a ninth time, producers said.

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Leicester Cathedral releases design for Richard III's tomb

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Leicester Cathedral released the design Thursday for a new tomb for Richard III, the last king of England to be killed in battle.
Skeleton of King Richard III shows evidence of roundworm infestation

Skeleton of King Richard III shows evidence of roundworm infestation

LEICESTER, England, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Analysis of the skeleton of Britain's King Richard III shows the 15th century ruler suffered from roundworm, an intestinal parasite, researchers say.

Canadian relative says Richard III should stay in Leicester

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Canadian cabinetmaker whose DNA was used to identify the skeleton of King Richard III of England says his remote relative should be buried in Leicester.
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Richard III
LAP96021355-13FEBRUARY1996-BEVERLY HILLS,CALIFORNIA,USA: Ian McKellen stars as Richard, a charismatic malcontent and England's most ruthless monarch in United Artists' unique version of Shakespeare's compellig tale of power and political intrigue "Richard III."
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Richard III (1699) is an adapted version of Shakespeare's history play of the same name (1591), reworked for Williamite or Orange audiences by British Poet Laureate Colley Cibber(*6.11.1671 / +11.12.1757).

Some modern catalogues such as ECCO list the play as Cibber's work, others, such as EEBO, offer Shakespeare as the author and reduce Cibber's role to that of an author and theatre expert who simply adapted the play.

Cibber, a noted theatre manager, actor and playwright first attempted to stage his version in 1699. The performance was a disaster. The Master of the Revels censored the entire first act, which Cibber had completely redesigned. Cibber published his version (1700), including the problematic act, with a short note on its suppression; he marked with italics and quotation marks all the passages where Shakespeare had remained as the play's original author.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Richard III."
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