Theatre Richard III Discussion

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02:03:34 PM Aug 21st 2011
There's something I'd like to bring up in the "Red Right Hand" section, but I wanted to put it in Discussion first.

Richard III's hunched-back is commonly interpreted as a subversion of the period's superstition that physical deformity is a manifestation of evil. Shakespeare's premise was that Richard's evil is a side effect of his deformity, not the cause. Think of what he had to deal with from his mother [the Duchess of York, I think], his school-mates, his advisors, etc.
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