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Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Preface)

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Preface: Cibber’s Preface discusses his method of distinguishing his work from Shakespeare’s, allowing us to see the mix of writers at a glance.
Page 1: The first act of Cibber’s adaptation concerns Henry VI – already murdered in Shakespeare’s…

Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (Pages 12-15)

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Page 12: The opening of the dialogue between Richard and Lady Anne in Cibber’s adaptation. Note the material is all either Shakespeare’s words (indicated by italics) or what Cibber calls “generally [Shakespeare’s] thoughts” rephrased by Cibber.
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Cibber, The Tragical History of King Richard III (1777)

The Tragical History of King Richard III
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Excerpt: The 1777 edition no longer allows readers to see where Cibber has used, adapted, or added to Shakespeare’s text.