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1. This play is indeed the "Tragedy of King Richard III", as shown here in this lovely intro page from a printing in 1597, but what is the title character's noble title for most of the play's action?
2. Thomas Keene was a great actor of this role, as shown by this poster for the play from 1884. The top right image shows Richard kneeling before a woman and giving her his sword to kill him! Who is this woman, who is far too baffled to take her chance to kill the crooked king?
3. This engraving from 1780 shows a character from "Richard III" tormented by a dream where he thought he was drowning and then dead in hell. Which character, tormented by a specific act of betrayal, has this tortured dream while imprisoned in the tower?
4. In this image, we see an event from the backstory of this play. The dead young man is a former prince of England, and the woman is a major character in "Richard III". Who is this former queen whose son's and husband's deaths drive her to curse those who have the current power?
5. Richard's most famous crime is committed against the two young characters pictured here from a painting done in 1793 - who are they, though?
6. These two young characters, in another painting by James Northcote in 1791, are being killed by a cruel murderer. Which character is this, brought in by Richard to do his dirty work?
7. This woman, shown in a portrait from the sixteenth century, was Richard's niece and target of his affections later in the play. Who is this woman, who would be very advantageous to marry?
8. This painting by William Hogarth from 1745 depicts David Garrick as King Richard the night before his major climactic battle scene. He has just been visited by the spirits of the people he has killed throughout his reign of terror - which is NOT a ghost who appears?
9. This 1912 movie poster of "Richard III" depicts the climactic final battle - which battle was this, again?
10. The aftermath of the battle, as depicted here by Richard Caton Woodville in the 19th century, shows which new king being crowned? During the play, he was known as the Earl of Richmond.
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