Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Richard III - 1911

Country: United Kingdom
Director: Frank R. Benson
Writer: William Shakespeare (play)
Stars: James Berry, Alfred Brydone and Kathleen Yorke
Release Date: May 1911 (UK)
Production Co: Co-operative Cinematograph, Stratford Memorial Theatre Company
Runtime: 23 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: William Shakespeare | Shakespeare's Richard III | Based On Play | Character Name In Title
Genres: Short | Biography | Drama | History
Although several others are ahead of him in the line of succession, Richard of Gloucester is determined to gain the throne. Through deceit, manipulation, and murder, he does become King Richard III of England. But once he becomes king, he soon finds out that the many enemies he has made will make it very difficult for him to remain on the throne for long.

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