Richard III is a play by William Shakespeare that was likely written around 1593.


See a complete list of the characters in Richard III and in-depth analyses of Richard III, The Princes, and Margaret.

Literary Devices

Here's where you will find analysis of the key literary devices in Richard III.


Learn more about Richard III by reading these mini-essays and suggested essay topics.

Further Study

Go further in your study of Richard III with background information about William Shakespeare and the play, essays on important literary and historical context for the play, and suggestions for further reading.