Richard III

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The Lost King review – Frears and Coogan’s Richard III excavation story rewrites its own history
Sally Hawkins is amiable enough as the amateur historian who locates the long-dead monarch – but the uneven script digs its own grave

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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So Richard III was a good guy? Really? The Lost King: Imagining Richard III – review
Its standout exhibit is Paul Delaroche’s painting of the two princes the monarch jailed awaiting death. Why does this vogue-ishly pro-Richard show, a tie-in with the Steve Coogan film, place a question mark over it?

Jonathan Jones

07, Sep, 2022 @1:29 PM

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Unfinish’d sympathy: can literature get over reading disability morally?
The ‘crookednesse’ of Richard III’s back was presented by Shakespeare as an expression of his villainy while Quasismodo embodied saintly unworldliness. Are we ready to see disability without symbolism?

Rosalind Jana

05, Sep, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Golden days and the autumn of life | Brief letters
Brief letters: Protecting nature | Losing trust in the BBC | Welsh welcome | No hunch about Richard III


29, Aug, 2022 @4:52 PM

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Royal row erupts over Steve Coogan film about Richard III
Archaeologists fear they are ‘villains of the piece’ in movie, co-written by Coogan and directed by Stephen Frears, about search for British monarch

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

28, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I had goosebumps!’ – the finder of Richard III’s remains in a car park is celebrated in a Steve Coogan film
As the astonishing story of the king’s bones being discovered in Leicester hits the screen, we meet the sleuth whose extraordinary tenacity – despite chronic illness – located the monarch

Zoe Williams

24, Aug, 2022 @4:33 PM

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‘There’s a truth to it’: RSC casts disabled actor as Richard III
Arthur Hughes says decision for 2022 production will allow lived experience to be ‘shown properly’

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

08, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Richard III and a Roman rabbit: the finds of the decade
Historic England reveals its 10 most significant archaeological discoveries of the 2010s

Sarah Marsh

28, Dec, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Now is the winter of our GCSEs: Teenage Dick sends Richard III back to school
What if Shakespeare’s evil king was a scheming, disabled high school student? The creator and star of a new play talk sexuality, shame and why being teenage sucks

David Jays

03, Dec, 2019 @5:01 PM

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Portrait of Richard III goes on public display for first time
Hever Castle’s new painting depicts king described as ‘murderous thug’ by historian David Starkey

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

02, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Fifty works at National Portrait Gallery are 'coming home'
London gallery sends artworks to towns and cities closely associated with their subjects

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman… | Brief letters
Brief letters: Salley Vickers is no lady | Men of the matches | John Donne on Europe | Richard III | Weather on the Shropshire Union canal


23, Apr, 2018 @5:00 PM

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