A Preview to Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Richard III (Video)

PlayBlog   A Preview to Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Richard III (Video)
North American actress Seana McKenna stars in the male title role in Richard III, directed by Miles Potter and playing in repertory at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Here, Playbill.com offers a glimpse into her gender-bending performance.

The William Shakespeare play officially opened June 2 and will run thorough Sept. 25. Here is how Stratford describes the Shakespeare classic: "Reveling in his own villainy, the deformed yet charismatic Richard, Duke of Gloucester, carves a murderous path through his own family to reach the English throne. To seize power, however, is one thing; to hold on to it is another – and Richard soon finds the ghosts of his past rising up to challenge his rule."

The cast also features Wayne Best as the Duke of Buckingham, Martha Henry as Queen Margaret, Roberta Maxwell as Duchess of York, Sean Arbuckle as Sir William Catesby, Nigel Bennett as Lord Hastings, Andrew Gillies as Lord Stanley, Bethany Jillard as Lady Anne, Yanna McIntosh as Queen Elizabeth, Oliver Becker as Sir Richard Ratcliffe, Skye Brandon as Duke of Norfolk, Shane Carty as Lord Mayor of London, David Collins as Lord Rivers, Paul Fauteux as Sir James Tyrrel, David Ferry as King Edward IV, Bruce Godfree as Sir Robert Brakenbury, Dion Johnstone as Lord Grey, Cyrus Lane as Cardinal Bourchier, Brendan Murray as Archbishop, Gareth Potter as Earl of Richmond, E.B. Smith as Marquess of Dorset and Michael Spencer-Davis as Duke of Clarence.

To check out a preview to Richard III, look below:

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