The Tragedy of King Richard 3 is set on the backdrop of a civil war called the War of the Roses. Richard Gloucester, brother to the king carves his obsessive path toward the crown using whatever means necessary; however the pieces in his way, mainly the queen and her allies make it difficult for an easy grasp of the crown. Once achieved, Richard's kingdom is jeopardized by extreme paranoia, betrayal, and mobilized enemies. It is not until Richard has a frightful, cursing nightmare that he discovers his villainy. Given a second chance to resolve his violent dictatorship, he marches toward war which will no doubt end in a "black day to...somebody."