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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.
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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.

Bones thought to be King Alfred the Great to be tested

WINCHESTER, England, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The Church of England has given permission for testing on bones believed to be those of King Alfred the Great and his family.
Mystery coffin found at British site of Richard III burial

Mystery coffin found at British site of Richard III burial

LEICESTER, England, July 29 (UPI) -- British archaeologists say they've unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III.

Scientists link ancient remains with living Canadian woman

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 6 (UPI) -- Scientists say they have established a genetic link between three North American women, one who died 5,000 years ago, one 2,500 years ago and one living.
Mark Rylance to star in 'Twelfth Night,' 'Richard III' on Broadway

Mark Rylance to star in 'Twelfth Night,' 'Richard III' on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance is to star in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III" on Broadway this fall, producers announced.

Richard III reportedly dumped in sloppy grave

LEICESTER, England, May 24 (UPI) -- King Richard III of England was buried in a hastily dug grave too small for his body with no coffin or shroud, archaeologists say in a paper published Friday.

Marchers in York demand King Richard's burial there

YORK, England, May 7 (UPI) -- About 100 people marched through York Monday, demanding King Richard III be buried in the English city where he governed as lord of the North.
Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

Ancient Roman cemetery found under British parking lot

LEICESTER, England, May 6 (UPI) -- A British archaeological unit that unearthed England's King Richard III says another dig has discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery in Leicester.
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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.

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