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‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ from Richard lll

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Shakespeare’s most compelling anti-hero Richard lll has been brought vividly to life by archaeologists at Leicester University, who confirmed yesterday that the skeleton found underneath a Leicester car park is that of Richard – the last English king to be killed in battle.  To celebrate this extraordinary discovery, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Blog is proud to present a unique performance of Richard lll’s most famous speech – ‘Now is the winter of our discontent.’   Filmed on a freezing day in early January, Shakespeare Aloud actor John-Robert Partridge as Richard lll stalks through the snow with Shakespeare’s Birthplace forming a stunning backdrop behind.