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5.0 out of 5 stars
perspective enhanced..., 14 Oct 2002
This play adaptation is an amazing vision ; setting Richard III into a third reich perspective is indeed both obvious and never-thought-about. It gives a new perspective to the text and shows the extent to which Shakespeare may have had a glance of the inner workings of dictatorship, manipulation, and the workings of inward-born yet outward-bound hatred. The parallel between Gloucester and Hitler is so obvious once seen that one wonders how it can be possible that no one ever thought about it before... Along the same line as Othelle set during the American Civil War, this film is part of a new trend successfully dusting Shakespeare, if ever dust could settle onto such a smooth surface...