Richard III was one of the biggest crowd pleasers of its day. A poster for one of the first performances listed the full title as The Tragedy of Richard III: Containing the Treacherous Plots Against His Brother Clarence, the Pitiful Murder of His Innocent Nephews, His Tyrannical Usurpation, with the Whole Course of His Detested
Mark Twain first introduced The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to U.S. audiences in 1885. I’m sure most of us have read the novel at some point (most likely in English class), and it’s no surprise that this story of friendship and adventure continues to hold up over time.
The first time I encountered Twelfth Night was as a college sophomore. Home to spend my summer vacation in Little Rock, I got a “job” (unpaid student labor) as the stage manager for the Shakespeare Festival of Arkansas’s production of the comedy, presented outdoors at McArthur Park.