Story by: Elliott Folds
Graphic by: Reina McLaughlin

Shakespeare’s Richard III, which provides the basis for Seize the King, is a fictionalization of the ascendancy of the historical King Richard III of England during the tumultuous period of civil war known as the War of the Roses (1455-1487).

While Shakespeare’s play takes dramatic liberty with the historical events, it is correct in showing Richard coming to power after 28 long years of civil unrest. What exactly was going on that made it “the winter of our discontent”?

Will Power’s reimagining of Richard III, Seize the King runs at the Alliance Theatre through March 8. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

This piece appears in the Alliance Theatre’s February/March issue of Encore. Click here to read the full issue!

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