Richard III

Time Spent:

420 Hours

Characters:

HENRY BOLINGBROKE, GLOUCESTER, CLARENCE, BRAKENBURY, HASTINGS, LADY ANNE, Gentleman, GENTLEMEN, RIVERS, GREY, QUEEN ELIZABETH, BUCKINGHAM, DERBY, QUEEN MARGARET, DORSET, CATESBY, First Murderer, Second Murderer, Second murderer, Both, KING EDWARD IV, Boy, DUCHESS OF YORK, Girl, Children, First Citizen, Second Citizen, Third Citizen, ARCHBISHOP OF YORK, Messenger, PRINCE EDWARD, Lord Mayor, CARDINAL, STANLEY, LORD STANLEY, Pursuivant, Priest, RATCLIFF, VAUGHAN, BISHOP OF ELY, LOVEL, Scrivener, ANOTHER, Citizens, KING RICHARD III, Page, TYRREL, Second Messenger, Third Messenger, Fourth Messenger, CHRISTOPHER, Sheriff, RICHMOND, OXFORD, HERBERT, BLUNT, SURREY, NORFOLK, of Prince Edward, of King Henry VI, Ghost of CLARENCE, Ghost of RIVERS, Ghost of GREY, Ghost of VAUGHAN, All, Ghost of HASTINGS, of young Princes, Ghost of LADY ANNE, of BUCKINGHAM, LORDS

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. London. A street. Enter GLOUCESTER, solus Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front, And now, instead of mounting barded steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass, I, that am rudely stamp'd, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph, I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan