Monday, January 11, 2010

Richard the Third #1

But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks,
Nor made to court an amorous looking glass
...since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain,
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

– King Richard the Third, Act I, Scene I

Do people really prance around delighted with their own evil? My own experience is that people who do the worst things are those most unquestioningly convinced of their own virtue. I do think this royal cloak would hide any hunchback (I have read that it may have been a war wound, not a birth defect, that caused Richard's ungainliness).


Cláudia said...

Having loved this royal cloak, I went through the google's oracle and learned something about Shakespeare's Richard III. Thank you!

Narcissus would be jealous of this glass & cloak!

ger said...

"How great" I´d like to exclaim - if that wouldn´t somehow clash with him being so tiny...