The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1747 Friday, 15 October 1999.
Date: Thursday, 14 Oct 1999 10:06:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Richard's "we"
One of my favorite elements of the R3 film starring Ian McKellan (sp?)
was its treatment of this speech: the first several lines (those with
first person plural pronouns) were delived as a congratulatory speech to
a crowded celebration of King Edward's court. The remaining lines were
delivered as soliloquy, mainly while Richard stood at a urinal.
Thus, the speech shows Richard's change of focus from the broad
political landscape to his own place in the world.