Some have even compared it to Shakespeare's Richard III because Skilling's tragedy, like Richard's, is his increasing isolation.
Rylance was unforgettable as the mordantly sly king in Richard III, giving a brilliant new twist to a classic role.
Had Richard III been able to install a tape recorder in his palaces the ranting might well have been identical.
In the latest issue of BBC History Magazine Skidmore has a piece called Inside the Mind of Richard III.
For a monarch who was so extraordinarily unpopular in life, it's ironic that now everyone wants a piece of Richard III.
And Richard III died with a sword in his hand, like a true Plantagenet.
But even in the absence of much new information, the Richard III Society will surely flourish.
In the meantime, spare a thought for the unquiet passage of Richard III, last warrior of the Plantagenet dynasty.
(fig. 12) shows two arches, and a crown similarly arched appears on the great seal of Richard III.
"Richard III" is the fourth play of a tetralogy manifestly planned before the earlier members were completed.