Above: Jay Whittaker as Richard III (center) with (from left) Danielle O'Farrell and Bree Welch in The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare's "Richard III," directed by Lindsay Posner, June 3 - Sept. 29, 2012. Photo by Henry DiRocco.
The Old Globe's world-famous Shakespeare Festival returns again this summer with a rotating repertory of three classic plays: William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "Richard III" and Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s "Inherit the Wind." All three shows play under the stars in the Globe's beautiful outdoor theatre.
The title character of "Richard III" is one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Shakespeare paints an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king.
Dates: Sunday, June 3 - Saturday, September 29