I’ve read Shakespeare before in school and on my own, and with him you always have to read between the lines and learn a little more English to understand what he’s telling you. Richard III is a play based on the royal movements that were happening at the time. So I guess you could say this play was based on actual events, but played out in such a way as to be entertaining.
Its hard to say anything about Shakespeare other than, it’s Classic and historical, and his writings are still being studied, and his plays are still being produced and even turned into movies. So I’ll say this: I’m glad I took the time to reread myself some Shakespeare.