History Theatre / RichardIII

21st Mar '17 4:15:52 PM JuliJ90809
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[[caption-width-right:250:Now is the winter of our discontent...]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:Now is the winter of our discontent...]]
[[note]][[QuoteMine ...made glorious summer by this son of York]][[/note]]]]



With the aid of the Duke of Buckingham, and to the great delight of Lord Hastings and the rest of nobility, upon Edward IV's death his younger brother, Richard, after taking a brief detour to successfully woo the widow of a man he killed, quickly has several of the Queen's relatives arrested and executed and sends the young princes off to the Tower of London.

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With the aid of the Duke of Buckingham, and to the great delight of Lord Hastings and the rest of nobility, upon Edward IV's death his younger brother, Richard, after taking a brief detour to successfully suddenly woo the widow of a man he killed, quickly has several of the Queen's relatives arrested and executed and sends the young princes off to the Tower of London.



Once Richard murders his wife so that he might marry his niece, the remaining non-villainous members of the cast finally DO manage to notice the pattern and band together under some guy who hasn't even appeared in the play yet, and, with a night before assist from the ghosts of everyone Richard has had killed, successfully kill Richard in battle and install Henry Tudor, the Earl of Richmond, on the throne.

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Once Richard murders his wife so that he might marry his niece, the remaining non-villainous members of the cast finally DO manage to notice the pattern and band together under some guy who hasn't even appeared in the play yet, and, with a night before assist from the ghosts of everyone Richard has had killed, successfully suddenly kill Richard in battle and install Henry Tudor, the Earl of Richmond, on the throne.
18th Mar '17 2:37:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ComfortingTheWidow: Richard to Anne, with the {{squick}}tastic twist that he killed her husband and father-in-law, and she knows it. And her father-in-law's body is ''lying right there still bleeding.'' Richard claims he was [[MurderTheHypotenus driven to kill her husband by his love for her.]]

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* ComfortingTheWidow: Richard to Anne, with the {{squick}}tastic twist that he killed her husband and father-in-law, and she knows it. And her father-in-law's body is ''lying right there still bleeding.'' Richard claims he was [[MurderTheHypotenus [[MurderTheHypotenuse driven to kill her husband by his love for her.]]
18th Mar '17 2:36:49 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ComfortingTheWidow: Richard to Anne, with the {{squick}}tastic twist that he killed her husband and father-in-law, and she knows it. And her father-in-law's body is ''lying right there still bleeding.''

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* ComfortingTheWidow: Richard to Anne, with the {{squick}}tastic twist that he killed her husband and father-in-law, and she knows it. And her father-in-law's body is ''lying right there still bleeding.'''' Richard claims he was [[MurderTheHypotenus driven to kill her husband by his love for her.]]
31st Dec '16 10:37:56 AM jamespolk
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* EvilCripple: Richard was born prematurely, with a gnarled spine and hunchback which makes him unappealing. Poor guy can't even walk down the street without dogs growling at him. (Did Shakespeare foresee the EvilDetectingDog trope?)

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* EvilCripple: Richard was born prematurely, with a gnarled spine and hunchback which makes him unappealing. Poor guy can't even walk down the street without unappealing.
* EvilDetectingDog: Richard notes in his opening monologue that
dogs growling bark at him. (Did Shakespeare foresee the EvilDetectingDog trope?)him as he passes.
2nd Dec '16 4:17:05 PM Javertshark13
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* NeverMyFault: When he learns of Clarence's death, King Edward (who gave the order and revoked it too late) blames everyone else for not trying to talk him out of it.
24th Sep '16 4:49:14 PM nombretomado
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* CardCarryingVillain: "I am determined to prove a villain." To be sure, the root meaning of "villain" is "villein, serf" -- and just as "noble" or "gentleman" became a term of praise, so it became an insult, starting with meaning unchivalrous and crude. In Shakespeare's time, it still carried some of the connotations. So it could be interpreted as, "If everyone thinks I'm just a common thug, by golly [[ThenLetMeBeEvil I'll show them how scary a thug I can be]]". Interpret that thought how you will. (CSLewis discusses the term at length in ''Studies In Words''.)

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* CardCarryingVillain: "I am determined to prove a villain." To be sure, the root meaning of "villain" is "villein, serf" -- and just as "noble" or "gentleman" became a term of praise, so it became an insult, starting with meaning unchivalrous and crude. In Shakespeare's time, it still carried some of the connotations. So it could be interpreted as, "If everyone thinks I'm just a common thug, by golly [[ThenLetMeBeEvil I'll show them how scary a thug I can be]]". Interpret that thought how you will. (CSLewis (Creator/CSLewis discusses the term at length in ''Studies In Words''.)
7th Jun '16 1:22:03 AM Medinoc
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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Buckingham helps Richard to the throne; in return, Richard promises him an extra title of nobility. When Richard refuses to grant it to him, he soliloquizes, "Made I him king for this?" and runs off to join the nascent rebellion.

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Buckingham helps Richard to the throne; in return, Richard promises him an extra title of nobility. When Richard refuses to grant it to him, he soliloquizes, "Made I him king for this?" and runs off to join the nascent rebellion.rebellion (or try to, at least).
24th Jan '16 9:19:28 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ProtagonistTitle
10th Jan '16 10:18:43 AM morenohijazo
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* SuicideDare: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] and [[AvertedTrope Averted]].
-->'''Lady Anne:''' Arise, dissembler; thought I wish thy death, I will not be the executioner
-->'''Gloucester:''' Then bid me kill myself, and I will do it.
-->'''Lady Anne:''' I have already
-->'''Gloucester:''' Tush, that was in thy rage; speak it again, and, even with the word, that hand, which, for thy love, did kill thy love, shall, for thy love, kill a far truer love; to both their deaths thou shalt be accessary.
10th Dec '15 8:53:13 AM wittylibrarian
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-->'''Anne''':No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity//

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-->'''Anne''':No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity//pity\\
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