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English 15, Fall 2019 Introduction to Shakespeare Richard III Lecture 3
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III Topics: Richard III 1. Richard as Protagonist / Richard as Scourge of God 2. The Work of Conscience 3. The Women of R3 & the Power of Voice 4. Margaret & Learning to Curse 5. The Tudor Myth 6. The Politics of Theater / The Theater of Politics
Shakespeare Richard III “Amen!”
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Protagonist Richard I am myself alone. -3 Henry VI , 5.6.83
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Protagonist vs Richard as Scourge of God Richard I have not that alacrity of spirit, Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have. (5.3.73-74)
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Scourge of God Shakespeare’s English History Plays The First Tetralogy 1 Henry VI (1589-90) 2 Henry VI (1590-1) 3 Henry VI (1590-1) Richard III (1592-3)
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Scourge of God Providential History -Thomas Blundeville The True Order and Method of Writing and Reading Histories . . . (1574) As touching the providence of God . . . man’s wisdom is oftentimes greatly deceived. And with those accidents which mans wisdom rejecteth and little regardeth: God by his providence useth, when he thinketh good, to work marvelous effects. And though he suffereth the wicked . . . to live in prosperity, and the good in adversity: yet we may see by many notable examples, declaring as well his wrath, and revenge towards the wicked, as also his pity and clemency towards the good, that nothing is done by chance, but all things by his foresight, counsel, and divine providence.
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Scourge of God Providential History -Thomas Blundeville The True Order and Method of Writing and Reading Histories . . . (1574) As touching the providence of God . . . man’s wisdom is oftentimes greatly deceived. And with those accidents which mans wisdom rejecteth and little regardeth: God by his providence useth, when he thinketh good, to work marvelous effects. And though he suffereth the wicked . . . to live in prosperity, and the good in adversity : yet we may see by many notable examples, declaring as well his wrath, and revenge towards the wicked, as also his pity and clemency towards the good, that nothing is done by chance, but all things by his foresight, counsel, and divine providence.
Shakespeare Richard III 1. Richard as Scourge of God Providential History -Thomas Blundeville The True Order and Method of Writing and Reading Histories . . . (1574) And though he suffereth the wicked . . .

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