Richard III Act 5

Scene 1 Buckingham is led to his death, but is not allowed to speak with Richard. He reflects on all those who have been killed before him. There are a lot: Hastings, the two Princes, Rivers, Grey, King Henry and his son, Vaughan... He doesn't even mention Clarence. He thinks they're probably laughing at him. … Continue reading Richard III Act 5

Richard III Act 4

Scene 1 All the important ladies of the play assemble before the Tower to go and meet the young Princes. Unfortunately, the guard denies them access by order of the King...uh, he means Richard...the Lord Protector...definitely not King...nope. Queen Elizabeth protest because they are her sons. The Duchess of York protests because she is their … Continue reading Richard III Act 4

Richard III Act 3

Scene 1 Richard, Buckingham, Catesby, and Cardinal Bourchier escort Prince Edward into London. At first, the Prince is perturbed that more of his uncles - specifically on his mother's side - aren't there to greet him. He is a King now after all. Richard explains that Edward shouldn't worry about them because they're sneaky and … Continue reading Richard III Act 3

Richard III Act 2

Scene 1 King Edward rejoices in his ability to reconcile all the feuding parties. He makes Hastings and Rivers hug, promising that they are being earnest. He doesn't forget the Queen he makes her hug Hastings too and Dorset. Then he moves to Buckingham, who also agrees to forgive and forget though more long-winded than … Continue reading Richard III Act 2

Richard III Act 1

I have been looking forward to reading this since Henry VI Part 2. I saw the movie with Ian McKellen in college and loved it, but I'm really looking forward to reading it outside of the classroom setting. Richard is such a compelling character. Here we have a lead who is also the villain. Last … Continue reading Richard III Act 1