Saturday, January 26, 2019

Richard III: Assignment (Act IV, Scenes 3-5)

Shakespeare and his contemporaries were not notably sentimental about children, yet the play clearly purveys horror, poignancy, pain in the text that surrounds the murder of the little princes in the tower. These three scenes are central in that regard: the offstage murders become a pivot . . . but into what?

That's my assignment for you: to consider the murders, your feelings about them, the other characters' reactions to them, what seems to be happening because of them . . . respond  to any or all of these issues, or follow some threads of your own.

Genre and style are your choice. Length of response is your own choice. Aim to share next Saturday.

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