Notes and Editorial Reviews
Richard is hideous, deformed and full of hatred for the world. He exploits the ambitions of others for his own ends. With unscrupulous virtuosity he clears away every obstacle that lies in his path to becoming king. But even this triumph fails to heal the great insult nature has visited upon him. Alone at the apex of the English kingdom, he now turns his rage on his true nemesis – himself. “Richard III” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest works, first performed around 1593. But until this day the title character with his unbridled, single-minded, gleefully exhibited amorality has lost none of his fascination. Staged by Thomas Ostermeier at the Schaubühne Berlin this production is perfectly casted with a selected team and a compelling Lars Eidinger as Richard.