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Richard III Novel?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0051  Monday, 28 January 2008

[1]	From:	Greg Hanthorn <
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	Date:	Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 20:21:08 EST
	Subj:	SHK 19.0037 Richard III Novel?

[2]	From:	Margaret Hargrave <
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	Date:	Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 14:34:51 +1100
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From:		Greg Hanthorn <
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Date:		Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 20:21:08 EST
Subject: Richard III Novel?
Comment:	SHK 19.0037 Richard III Novel?

Larry Weiss writes in response to the request "Richard III Novel":

 >It's not a novel, but the BBC series "House of Cards" is a clear
 >parallel, in many respects a deliberate one. There were two more sets of
 >programs in this series, the second of which has Lear parallels and the
 >final one Macbeth.

In fact, "House of Cards," "To Play the King," and "The Final Cut" (the 
three elements of the exceptional BBC Frances Urquhart series) were all 
novels first (with the same titles) written by Michael Dobbs. Paperback 
editions were published by Harper-Collins Publisher in 1995.

Greg Hanthorn

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From:		Margaret Hargrave <
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Date:		Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 14:34:51 +1100
Subject:	Richard III novel?

As a retired English teacher from Sydney, I can report that I and 
various other teachers of senior high school English, have teamed study 
of _Macbeth_ with _House of Cards_. The parallel is striking. Teaching 
material on this text combination has been published by the English 
Teachers' Association of NSW.

Michael Dobbs wrote the novel(s) from which the acclaimed TV series was 
derived.

Cheers,
Margaret Hargrave

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