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The African Company Presents Richard III (2011, Oregon Shakespeare Festival)

TitleThe African Company Presents Richard III
Theater CompanyOregon Shakespeare Festival
Release LocationsUSA
Start Date2011-07-23
End Date2011-11-05
Play ConnectionsRichard III (derivative)
Setting1820s Manhattan
Media Collections


A homegrown company of free black actors draws packed houses of blacks--and whites. Performing jobs of servitude by day, they rehearse Richard III at night. But when they dare to open at the same time as New York's premiere theatre, there is no room for competition. Based on a real incident, this provocative play is a must-see for Shakespeare and theatre history lovers.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival — Added 2011-06-10

Cast Overview

Papa ShakespeareCharles Robinson

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorSeret Scott
AuthorCarlyle Brown

Company Overview

Theater Company Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Production information courtesy of: Oregon Shakespeare Festival [website]