Richard III New York – 2014 Concert Schedule
Greed and an unquenchable thirst for power will take center
stage as the National Theatre of China's production of Shakespeare's Richard III comes to the Skirball Center in New York.
Whether you're a fan of Shakespeare's work or you're a theater buff, The National Theatre of China's unique take on Richard
III is not a performance you'll want to miss. Through elaborate costumes and decorative Chinese masks, Richard III's villainous
antics will be on stage in this stunning rendition of the classic Shakespeare play. To see Shakespeare performed at its finest,
visit StubHub today to get your Richard III tickets for the highly anticipated National Theatre of China's production at Skirball
Center in New York.
About Richard III New York
Shakespeare's Richard III depicts the story of Richard,
Duke of Gloucester, and his determination to become king. He will do anything in his power to rise to the throne, no matter
whom he wrongs or betrays in the process. This play features one of Shakespeare's most delightfully wicked villains, and shows
the great lengths he will go in order to ascend to power. Absent any moral code, Richard III does everything in his power
to get what he wants, revealing the true depths of his betrayal and tyranny.
This tale of Richard III's cold-blooded
rise to power will be presented by the National Theatre of China, in a highly dramatized adaptation with traditional costumes,
music, wigs, and props, and will be performed entirely in Mandarin with English supertitles. Led by artistic director Wang
Xiaoying, the National Theatre of China is associated with China's Ministry of Culture and works with the finest playwrights
and actors. The theater group was founded by a group of well-known artists in China, including Ouyang Yuqian, Liao Chengzhi,
Wu Xue, Shu Qiang, Jin Shan and Sun Weishi who all contributed to creating and developing the foundation and goals of the
The play will be presented at New York University's Skirball Center, which is one of the premier venues for
performing arts and cultural events in lower Manhattan. The center opened in 2003, and continues to facilitate New York University's
robust performing arts. NYU's Skirball Center was awarded a prestigious grant in order to support the U.S. premiere of the
National Theatre of China's production of Richard III. The Beijing opera-influenced production is highly anticipated, and
theater goers are eager to see the extraordinary combination of elaborate costumes, decorative masks, traditional Chinese
makeup, and Chinese instruments that come together to present one of Shakespeare's most exciting plays. The play was already
a hit during London's Globe to Globe Shakespeare Festival and Cultural Olympiad in 2012, and it's sure to impress once again.
Richard III New York's Breakthrough
William Shakespeare's historical play Richard III is believed to have been
written in 1592, and depicts Richard III of England's ruthless rise to the throne and subsequent reign. The earliest performance
of the play was believed to have occurred in November of 1633, when Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria watched it being performed
on the Queen's birthday. Since its inception, Richard III has remained a popular Shakespeare play, with Sir Ian McKellen performing
in one of the most popular film versions of the play.
Richard III New York Trivia
Did you know that the
real King Richard III's bones were recently found in the soil beneath a parking lot?
The skeleton of King Richard III
was recently found under a parking lot in the town of Leicester. The skeleton was missing its feet, its hands were likely
bound, and there were 10 wounds discovered, including two deadly blows to the back of the head and a stab in the rear, suggesting
"humiliation injuries." This amazing discovery was deemed "beyond a reasonable doubt" by the archaeology team that it is indeed
the skeleton of Richard III, who has been vilified throughout history. The skeleton's spine also showed signs of having scoliosis,
which is consistent with historical physical descriptions of Richard III's stature. The remains were also matched through
DNA testing with a direct relative, and the wounds appear to be consistent with battle wounds he sustained after being killed
at the Battle of Bosworth field in 1485.
Fundamental themes of jealousy, power, and greed
come together in the National Theatre of China's unique production of Shakespeare's Richard III. This riveting production
serves as a reminder of the depths of humanity, and will keep you on the edge of your seat all night, delighting audiences
with traditional Chinese makeup and instruments. If you've never seen Richard III performed live, this is your chance to see
a truly stunning rendition. To see one of the most anticipated plays of the season, visit StubHub today to get your tickets
to see the National Theatre of China's production of Shakespeare's Richard III at the Skirball Center in New York.