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Richard III Synopsis and Character Descriptions




Richard III Characters
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Name Gender Vocal Part Age Range Role Type
Berkeley male mute 25 – 45 cameo
Boy male spoken 9 – 15 cameo
Cardinal Bourchier male spoken 51 – 60 cameo
Christopher Urswick male spoken 25 – 45 cameo
Duchess of York female spoken 55 – 64 supporting
Duke of Buckingham male spoken 25 – 34 supporting
Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard III male spoken 28 – 36 lead
Duke of Norfolk male spoken 35 – 44 cameo
Earl of Surrey male spoken 21 – 30 cameo
Earl Oxford male spoken 20 – 45 cameo
Ensemble N/A various 10 – 60 chorus
First Murderer male spoken 25 – 45 cameo
George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence male spoken 25 – 34 supporting
Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond male spoken 26 – 35 supporting
Henry VI male spoken 45 – 54 cameo
John Morton male spoken 51 – 60 cameo
King Edward IV (Plantegenet) male spoken 38 – 47 cameo
Lady Anne female spoken 25 – 34 supporting
Lord (Earl) Rivers male spoken 31 – 40 supporting
Lord Grey male spoken 21 – 30 cameo
Lord Hastings male spoken 45 – 54 supporting
Lord Lovel male spoken 31 – 40 cameo
Lord Mayor of London male spoken 45 – 55 cameo
Margaret Plantagenet female mute 8 – 12 cameo
Marquis of Dorset male spoken 21 – 30 cameo
Prince Edward male spoken 11 – 15 cameo
Queen Elizabeth female spoken 46 – 55 supporting
Queen Margaret female spoken 45 – 54 supporting
Richard Plantagenet male spoken 9 – 12 cameo
Second Murderer male spoken 25 – 45 supporting
Sheriff of Wiltshire male spoken 35 – 55 cameo
Sir James Blunt male spoken 25 – 45 cameo
Sir James Tyrrel male spoken 25 – 34 cameo
Sir Richard Ratliff male spoken 41 – 50 cameo
Sir Robert Brakenbury male spoken 35 – 55 cameo
Sir Thomas Vaughan male spoken 31 – 40 cameo
Sir Walter Herbert male spoken 25 – 45 cameo
Sir William Brandon male mute 25 – 45 cameo
Sir William Catesby male spoken 31 – 40 supporting
Sir William Stanley, Earl of Derby male spoken 45 – 54 supporting
Thomas Rotherham male spoken 51 – 60 cameo
Tressel male mute 25 – 45 cameo


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