King Richard III

(The New Cambridge Shakespeare)

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King Richard III is one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently-performed plays. Janis Lull's introduction to this new edition, which is based on the First Folio, emphasizes the play's tragic themes--individual identity, determinism and choice-- ...Continua
Wrote 9/16/14

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.

Wrote 8/29/13
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
Wrote 9/12/10
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 rivedere anche "Looking for...Continua
Wrote 10/21/07
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...Continua
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

Wrote 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.
Pag. 53
Wrote 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? Alack, I love myself. Whe...Continua
Pag. 51
Wrote 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 sweeter than they we...Continua
Pag. 41
Wrote 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 counsel is my shield. We...Continua
Pag. 41
Wrote 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, For yesternight...Continua
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