Richard III

(Wordsworth Classics)

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Final play in Shakespeare’s masterly dramatization of the struggle for power between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Richard is a stunning archvillain who schemes, seduces, betrays and murders his way to the throne, yet is capable of elicitin ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/09/14
Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Ha scritto il 29/08/13
Come tutti drammi di Shakespeare, anche Riccardo III è bellissimo. La figura del tiranno machiavellico che fa di tutto per ottenere il potere è delineata magnificamente. Un protagonista dalle molteplici facce, diventa però veramente tale alla fine, q ...Continua
Ha scritto il 12/09/10
Il più bastardo dei bastardi.
Incipit meraviglioso.
"Now is the winter of our discontent
made glorious summer by this son of York,
and all the clouds that loured upon our house
in the deep bosom of the ocean buried..."
Da riv
Ha scritto il 21/10/07
For me, the tragedy of Shakespeare's historical dramatization of Richard III is that it has passed on to posterity the myth that Richard was a conniving, vicious, murderous machiavel who got what was coming to him. Many historians dissent from this v
Ha scritto il 09/10/07
Shakespeare's most popular villain completely dominates this play, murdering his way through the fifteenth century English aristocracy with gleeful abandon. It's one of the earlier plays and Shakespeare still seems to be writing under Marlowe's shado ...Continua

Ha scritto il Apr 26, 2013, 15:41
Conscience is but a word that cowards use, Devis'd at first to keep the strong in awe: Our strong arms be our conscience, swords our law. March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell; If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.
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Ha scritto il Apr 26, 2013, 15:35
RICHARD What do I fear? Myself? There’s none else by.
Richard loves Richard; that is, I and I.
Is there a murderer here? No. Yes, I am.
Then fly! What, from myself? Great reason why:
Lest I revenge. What, myself upon myself?
Pag. 51
Ha scritto il Apr 26, 2013, 10:23
QUEEN ELIZABETH. O thou well skill'd in curses, stay awhile
And teach me how to curse mine enemies!
QUEEN MARGARET. Forbear to sleep the nights, and fast the days;
Compare dead happiness with living woe;
Think that thy babes were swee
Pag. 41
Ha scritto il Apr 26, 2013, 10:10
KING RICHARD. I have learn'd that fearful commenting
Is leaden servitor to dull delay;
Delay leads impotent and snail-pac'd beggary.
Then fiery expedition be my wing,
Jove's Mercury, and herald for a king!
Go, muster men. My couns
Pag. 41
Ha scritto il Apr 23, 2013, 17:42
“SCRIVENER. Here is the indictment of the good Lord Hastings;
Which in a set hand fairly is engross'd
That it may be to-day read o'er in Paul's.
And mark how well the sequel hangs together:
Eleven hours I have spent to write it over,<
Pag. 33

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