History Series / TheHollowCrown

22nd May '17 7:48:03 AM Sagetsu
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** Unsurprisingly, [[VillainProtagonist Richard III]] takes the cake out of everyone, with his soliloquies designed to unleash the hog as gloriously as possible. Choice examples would be:

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** Unsurprisingly, [[VillainProtagonist Richard III]] takes the cake out of everyone, with his soliloquies designed to unleash the hog as gloriously as possible. [[MythologyGag (Coincidentally]], [[AnimalMotifs Richard's sigil is a boar]].) Choice examples would be:
22nd May '17 7:39:14 AM Sagetsu
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt. His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt. [[note]]While it has come down to history that Agincourt was a decisive, lopsided victory for the English, certain medieval historians (for example, [[https://www.amazon.com/Agincourt-Henry-Battle-That-England/dp/0316015040 Juliet Barker]]) would like to point out that there was the very real risk of a French counter-attack just after the baggage train massacre--which could have reversed the English position.[[/note]] His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.
9th May '17 6:20:59 PM ProfessorGrimm
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[[caption-width-right:300: "''Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.''"]]
12th Mar '17 11:32:35 AM Lythande
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* LecherousLicking: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch does one over previous adaptations of ''Theatre/RichardIII'' by ''[[{{Main}} actively slurping Anne Neville's spit]].''

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* LecherousLicking: Creator/BenedictCumberbatch does one over previous adaptations of ''Theatre/RichardIII'' by ''[[{{Main}} actively ''actively slurping Anne Neville's spit]].spit.''
17th Feb '17 2:31:58 PM Thorion
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt (which, historically, he was). His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Henry V''. The RousingSpeech for both Harfleur and Agincourt are often desperate attempts to pick up terrified soldiers suffering the beginnings of PTSD. Henry himself seems brave--but unsure and increasingly weighted down by his decisions: it really does seem like he might lose at Agincourt (which, historically, he was).Agincourt. His victories are not triumphs, and their cost shows on his face and in his army. The only really visually "glorious" moment is his funeral. While almost all productions have the Chorus remind the audience how short Henry's life was, it's rare to actually see him dead, and England in mourning.
1st Jan '17 6:32:49 AM Hjortron18
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** Richard III's angsting about how deformed and undesirable he is ([[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/15/00/342B67C800000578-3590907-image-m-81_1463268293492.jpg despite being true on-screen]]) might ring hollow considering he's still freaking BenedictCumberbatch.

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** Richard III's angsting about how deformed and undesirable he is ([[http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/15/00/342B67C800000578-3590907-image-m-81_1463268293492.jpg despite being true on-screen]]) might ring hollow considering he's still freaking BenedictCumberbatch.Creator/BenedictCumberbatch.
28th Dec '16 4:52:40 PM Miriam
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* ManlyTears: In ''Richard III,'' the Lord Lieutenant of the Tower weeps as the two princes are murdered.


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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: A motif in ''Richard III.'' Richard mostly plays chess against himself, but we also see him playing a game with the Duke of Buckingham.
18th Dec '16 7:28:33 AM StFan
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--> ''Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,''
--> ''I prophesied France will be lost ere long!''
--> -- ''Henry VI Part 2'' I.1.152-153.

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--> ''Lordings, --->''Lordings, farewell; and say, when I am gone,''
--> ''I
gone,\\
I
prophesied France will be lost ere long!''
-->
long!''\\
-- ''Henry VI Part 2'' I.1.152-153.



--->To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub;
--->To make an envious mountain on my back,
--->Where sits Deformity to mock my body;
--->To shape my legs of an unequal size;
--->To disproportion me in every part,
--->Like to a '''[[SuddenlyShouting CHAOOOSS]]!!!'''

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--->To ---->''To shrink mine arm up like a withered shrub;
--->To
shrub;\\
To
make an envious mountain on my back,
--->Where
back,\\
Where
sits Deformity to mock my body;
--->To
body;\\
To
shape my legs of an unequal size;
--->To
size;\\
To
disproportion me in every part,
--->Like
part,\\
Like
to a '''[[SuddenlyShouting CHAOOOSS]]!!!'''



--->To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master
--->And cried “All hail!” whenas he meant '''[[EvilSoundsDeep ALL. HARM.]]'''

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--->To ---->''To say the truth, so Judas kissed his master
--->And
master\\
And
cried “All hail!” "All hail!" whenas he meant '''[[EvilSoundsDeep ALL. HARM.]]'''



--->If? Thou... protector of this damnèd strumpet,
--->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis TALK'ST. THOU. TO ME. OF]] '''[[SssssnakeTalk "IFFFSSSS?"!]]''' Thou art a traitor.--
--->OffWithHisHead! NOW BY ST. PAUL I SWEAR
--->I WILL NOT DINE UNTIL I SEE THE SAME!

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--->If? ---->''If? Thou... protector of this damnèd strumpet,
--->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis
strumpet,\\
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis
TALK'ST. THOU. TO ME. OF]] '''[[SssssnakeTalk "IFFFSSSS?"!]]''' Thou art a traitor.--
--->OffWithHisHead!
--\\
OffWithHisHead!
NOW BY ST. PAUL I SWEAR
--->I
SWEAR\\
I
WILL NOT DINE UNTIL I SEE THE SAME!



--->[[ChewingTheScenery IS THE CHAIR EMPTY?I IS THE SWORD UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]
--->[[ThisCannotBe IS THE KING DEAD?! THE EMPIRE UNPOSSESSED?!]]
--->WHAT HEIR OF YORK IS THERE ALIVE BUT WE?!
--->AND WHO IS ENGLAND’S KING BUT GREAT YORK’S HEIR?
--->'''THEN TELL ME! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT. MAKES. HE. UPON. THE. SEAS?!]]'''
* LaserGuidedKarma: For the duration of the ''Wars of the Roses'' cycle, most characters who have blood on their hands (either justified or not) would have been horrifically murdered or disgraced. It's almost positively similar to AkiraKurosawa's ''{{Film/Ran}}'' (itself an adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/KingLear'').

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--->[[ChewingTheScenery ---->[[ChewingTheScenery IS THE CHAIR EMPTY?I IS THE SWORD UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]
--->[[ThisCannotBe
UNSWAAAAYEEEDDD?!]]\\
[[ThisCannotBe
IS THE KING DEAD?! THE EMPIRE UNPOSSESSED?!]]
--->WHAT
UNPOSSESSED?!]]\\
WHAT
HEIR OF YORK IS THERE ALIVE BUT WE?!
--->AND
WE?!\\
AND
WHO IS ENGLAND’S ENGLAND'S KING BUT GREAT YORK’S HEIR?
--->'''THEN
YORK'S HEIR?\\
'''THEN
TELL ME! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis WHAT. MAKES. HE. UPON. THE. SEAS?!]]'''
* LaserGuidedKarma: For the duration of the ''Wars of the Roses'' cycle, most characters who have blood on their hands (either justified or not) would have been horrifically murdered or disgraced. It's almost positively similar to AkiraKurosawa's ''{{Film/Ran}}'' Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}'' (itself an adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Theatre/KingLear'').



--> '''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband
--> Did it to help thee to a better husband.
-->'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.
--> '''Richard:'''He lives that loves thee better than he could.
-->'''Anne:'''Where is he?
--> '''Richard:''' Here. (''Anne spits at his face.'') Why dost thou spit at me?
-->'''Anne:''' Would it were mortal poison for thy sake.
--> '''Richard:''' ''(wipes the spit and then licks his fingers)'' Never came poison from so sweet a place.
-->--''Theatre/RichardIII'', I.2.148-160.

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--> -->'''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband\\
Did it to help thee to a better husband.\\
'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.\\
'''Richard:''' He that bereft thee, lady, of thy husband
--> Did it to help thee to a better husband.
-->'''Anne:''' His better doth not breathe upon the earth.
--> '''Richard:'''He
lives that loves thee better than he could.
-->'''Anne:'''Where
could.\\
'''Anne:''' Where
is he?
-->
he?\\
'''Richard:''' Here. (''Anne ''[Anne spits at his face.'') face]'' Why dost thou spit at me?
-->'''Anne:'''
me?\\
'''Anne:'''
Would it were mortal poison for thy sake.
-->
sake.\\
'''Richard:''' ''(wipes ''[wipes the spit and then licks his fingers)'' fingers]'' Never came poison from so sweet a place.
-->--''Theatre/RichardIII'',
place.\\
-- ''Theatre/RichardIII'',
I.2.148-160.
8th Dec '16 1:12:50 AM PhoenixAvalon
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* BuryYourGays: Poor Richard II. Supposedly not helped by Shakespeare pretty much plagiarizing from previous portrayals of King Edward II--Richard II's ancestor, who was an actual, publicly-practicing homosexual.

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* BuryYourGays: Poor Richard II. Supposedly not helped by Shakespeare pretty much plagiarizing from previous portrayals of King Edward II--Richard II's ancestor, who was an actual, publicly-practicing homosexual.
23rd Sep '16 8:15:09 PM Thorion
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* HistoricalInJoke: The real Richard III had a shoulder that was higher than the other. In this series the hump of his hunchback is crooked making it directed to one of his shoulders.
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