Richard III–Act I

This will not be a good introduction. I finished the first act, and honestly, I have no idea what the heck is going on. I had to work for a Christmas party bartending, or I would have taken the day to research more about this play.

Top three things:

  1. Richard is the spitting image of Machiavelli’s Prince. Example:
    Now, they believe it; and withal whet me
    To be revenged on Rivers, Vaughan, Grey:
    But then I sigh; and, with a piece of scripture,
    Tell them that God bids us do good for evil:
    And thus I clothe my naked villany
    With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ;
    And seem a saint, when most I play the devil. (I.iii.332-339)
  2. Murderer # 2, repenting from the death of Clarence
  3. Never do I remember reading a play that has a body count in the first act. It’s about to get crazy.

Okay, I’m busy. Until tomorrow.


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