By browsing the Naxos AudioBooks website you agree to our use of cookies. You will only see this message once. Find out more...

King Richard III (unabridged)

William Shakespeare

King Richard III

Read by Kenneth Branagh, Geraldine McEwan, Nicholas Farrell, Stella Gonet, and Michael Maloney


Kenneth Branagh heads an outstanding cast in playing one of Shakespeare’s strongest characters. The eighth production in the widely admired series of Shakespeare plays presented by Naxos AudioBooks in association with Cambridge University Press.

Audio Sample You may download the MP3 audio sample above –
the audio sample player requires
Adobe® Flash Player
Play Audio Sample

3 CDs | Running Time: 3h 20m | ISBN: 978-962-634-217-6 | Cat. no.: NA321712 | RRP: £13.99RRP:£13.99 GBPSRP: US $ 22.98RRP:£13.99 GBP

Buy online now >


Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III – Kenneth Branagh
Clarence – Michael Maloney
Lord Hastings – John Shrapnel
Lady Anne – Stella Gonet
Queen Elizabeth – Celia Imrie
Duke of Buckingham – Nicholas Farrell
Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby – John Woodvine
Queen Margaret – Geraldine McEwan
King Edward IV – Bruce Alexander
Duchess of York – Auriol Smith
Prince/Clarence’s Boy – Raphael Clarkson
Clarence’s Girl – Louise Alder
Duke of York – Boy Dominic Kraemer
Earl of Richmond – Jamie Glover
Brakenbury/Grey/Citizen 1/Norfolk/Messenger 4/Cardinal – Stephen Thorne
Rivers/Page/Lovell/Messenger 1/Ghost of Prince Edward/Surrey – Daniel Philpott
Catesby/Sheriff of Wiltshire/Herbert/Archbishop of York – Jonathan Keeble
Vaughan/Lord Mayor/Blunt/Lord 1 – Peter Yapp
Murderer 1/Citizen 2/Ratcliffe/Christopher Urswick – Barrie Jaimeson
Murderer 2/Citizen 3/Dorset/Tyrrell/Messenger 3 – Nicholas Fletcher
Bishop of Ely/Ghost of Henry VI/Oxford/Lord 2/Messenger 2/ – Neville Jason
Messenger 5/Scrivener – David Timson

› Page Top


Speak the Speech...

Speak the Speech...
In a talk given at the 2008 Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, David Timson, director of four Naxos AudioBooks Shakespeare recordings and author of Shakespeare Stories, surveys the changing styles of Shakespeare performance through recordings starting with Henry Irving in the 1890s through to Kenneth Branagh in the twenty-first century.

Speak the Speech... (MP3, 58 min., 20 MB)
Accompanying notes (PDF, 120 KB)

Clicking on the link(s) above and downloading the file(s) signifies you have read, understand, and agree to the
Terms and Conditions of using Naxos AudioBooks digital downloads.

PC Users:
1. Right-click the link(s) above and
2. choose “Save Target As...” in the popup menu
3. Click the Save button in the “Save dialog box”.
4. The file will be downloaded to the place you have specified.

Mac Users:
1. Click the link(s) above (or control-click on it and choose “Download link/linked file” from the popup menu).

› Page Top

View on our new beta website!

Take a look at this page on the beta version of our new website
and let us know what you think!