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    Richard III is a tragic historical play following the rule and death of the title character, Richard. Conniving his way to power in the wake of his brother's death, Richard imprisons his nephews, marries the wife of a butchered enemy, and proceeds to live villainously. He acts out fantasies of revenge and spite bred from a long life of being looked down on due to his minor deformities. At the play's conclusion he is betrayed and killed in battle.