Because so many Shakespeare lovers and students are homebound, we are sharing this complete audio performance of Richard III, available for free streaming until July 1, 2020. This production was performed by the professional actors of Folger Theatre, in consultation with the editors of The Folger Shakespeare.
The Folger Shakespeare Library and our publishing partner, Simon & Schuster Audio, hope you enjoy this performance and share it with your friends. If you would like your own audiobook version of Richard III, you can purchase a personal copy from Audible, iTunes, Google Play, and other retailers.
Hear the full play:
Richard III—Drew Cortese
Richmond/Rivers—Michael Gabriel Goodfriend
Duchess of York—Nanna Ingvarsson
Queen Margaret—Naomi Jacobson
Lady Anne—Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan
Queen Elizabeth—Julia Motyka
Buckingham—Howard W. Overshown
Stanley—Richard Sheridan Willis
All other parts were played by members of the cast
Michael Witmore—Director, Folger Shakespeare Library
Janet Alexander Griffin—Artistic Producer
Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine—Editors, Folger Editions
Eric Shimelonis—Sound Design and Music Composition
Katharine Pitt—Production Assistant
David Polk—General Manager
Adam Stamper and Omega Recording Studios—Recording and Engineering
Music performed by Rebecca Sheir, vocals, and Eric Shimelonis, organ and other instruments.
Special Acknowledgements: Jenna Berk, Holden and Remy Brettell, Tony Cisek, Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Shannon Follin, Charles Flye, Mariah Hale, Jim Hunter, Casey Dean Kaleba, James Kramer, Michele Osherow, Emily Marquet, Keri Schultz, Rebekah Sheffer, Edwin Schiff, Emily Tartanella, Adalia Vera Tonneyck, Che Wernsman, Teresa Wood
In partnership with Simon & Schuster Audio