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Re: Richard's "we"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1747  Friday, 15 October 1999.

From:           Chris J. Fassler <
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Date:           Thursday, 14 Oct 1999 10:06:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Richard's "we"

Colleagues,

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.

--Chris Fassler
 

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