Shakespeare - Richard III
Children's, Blues
Label: World Record Club ‎– SLS-23, World Record Club ‎– LS/23
Series: The Living Shakespeare – LS/23
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue, Stereo
Country: Australia
Date of released: Apr 1968
Category: Non-Music, Stage & Screen
Style: Spoken Word
Genre: Children's, Blues
Musician: Shakespeare
Album's name: Richard III
ZIP archive size: 1814

Shakespeare - Richard III


A King Richard III
B King Richard III

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded By – F.C.M. Productions
  • Published By – Worlco


  • Adapted By (Text) – Fiona Bentley, Morys Aberdare
  • Composed By [Music Concrete] – Desmond Leslie
  • Composed By [Sound Patterns] – Desmond Leslie
  • Directed By – Dennis Vance
  • Recording Supervisor – Cyril Ornadel
  • Voice Actor [1st Murderer / Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby] – Paul Curran
  • Voice Actor [2nd Murderer / Lord Hastings] – George Yeatman
  • Voice Actor [Duchess of York] – Nancy Nevinson
  • Voice Actor [Duke of Buckingham] – Dennis Compton Shaw
  • Voice Actor [Earl Rivers / Sir James Tyrrel] – Brian Spink
  • Voice Actor [Edward, prince of Wales] – John Coxall
  • Voice Actor [George, Duke of Clarence / Sir Richard Ratcliff] – Tenniel Evans
  • Voice Actor [King Edward IV] – Charles West
  • Voice Actor [Lady Ann] – Ingrid Hafner
  • Voice Actor [Narrator] – Dennis Vance
  • Voice Actor [Queen Elizabeth] – Margaret Whiting
  • Voice Actor [Queen Margaret] – Fay Compton
  • Voice Actor [Richard, Duke of York] – Kit Williams
  • Voice Actor [Richard] – Peter Finch
  • Voice Actor [Sir Robert Brackenbury / Lord Mayor of London] – Peter Ellis
  • Voice Actor [Sir William Catesby / Henry, Earl of Richmond] – Richard Gale
  • Written By – William Shakespeare


Abridged version.

Australian WRC 2nd pressing, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. Mono and stereo versions have same number on back of sleeve (LS/23) - the mono version has "LS-23" on the label, while the stereo has "SLS-23". The stereo was issued with a small "S" sticker on the front of the sleeve, and the mono has a red "mono" sticker (without a stereo rosette underneath, however) on the back (though these tend to drop off with age). Includes 16 page 12"x9" booklet. The addresses on the rear of the sleeve have been updated.

299 Flinders Lane Melbourne
177 Elizabeth St Sydney
Newspaper House, 93 Queen St Brisbane
Stafford House, 23 Leigh St Adelaide
Barnett's Building, Council Ave Perth

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DEOB17AS Shakespeare* King Richard III ‎(LP, Album, Boo) Odhams Books Ltd. DEOB17AS UK 1964
LS/23 Shakespeare* Richard III ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Club, RE) World Record Club LS/23 Australia 1969
LS/23, LS-23 Shakespeare* Richard III ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Club, RE) World Record Club, World Record Club LS/23, LS-23 Australia 1968
SLS-23, LS/23 Shakespeare* Richard III ‎(LP, Album, Club) World Record Club, World Record Club SLS-23, LS/23 Australia 1966
SLS-23, LS/23 Shakespeare* Richard III ‎(LP, Album, Club, RE) World Record Club, World Record Club SLS-23, LS/23 Australia 1969

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