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Richard III’s Remains Positively Identified

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0051  Thursday, 7 February 2013

 

[1] From:        Carol Barton < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 6, 2013 7:23:22 PM EST

     Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Richard III’s Remains Positively Identified 

 

[2] From:        Michael Luskin < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 6, 2013 8:38:07 PM EST

     Subject:     Richard III and Carparks 

 

[3] From:        Ellen Moody < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 6, 2013 9:04:58 PM EST

     Subject:     Jane Austen’s View 

 

[4] From:        Al Magary < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

     Date:         February 7, 2013 1:26:19 AM EST

     Subject:     Richard III Cartoon 

 

 

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From:        Carol Barton < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 6, 2013 7:23:22 PM EST

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: Richard III’s Remains Positively Identified

 

Pretty sad, that the DC newscaster tried to pronounce “Leicester” three or four times, and didn’t get it right once—not to mention that they quoted (Shakespeare’s) Richard III as having said only “Now is the winter of our discontent” (which I suppose makes sense to the illiterati, but was offensive to me in its idiocy) . . .

 

The scholarship at Leicester seems impeccable. I was impressed.

 

Best to all,

Carol Barton

 

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From:        Michael Luskin < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 6, 2013 8:38:07 PM EST

Subject:     Richard III and Carparks

 

There is something about car parks.  Long ago, I spent some time in Rouen.  Joan of Arc’s place of immolation is now under a car park in the old part of town (I guess that is obvious).  

 

mbl

 

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From:        Ellen Moody < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 6, 2013 9:04:58 PM EST

Subject:     Jane Austen’s View

 

Jane Austen would not have been surprised: from her History of England (dated November 1791), said to be modeled on Goldsmith’s History of England (but not clear whether she read 2 or 4 volume version). She has clearly also read Shakespeare. Notes to Cambridge edition do not mention Walpole.

 

RICHARD THE 3D 

 

The Character of this Prince has been in general very severely treated by Historians, but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a very respectable Man. It has indeed been confidently asserted that he killed his two nephews and his Wife, but it has also been declared the he did not kill his two Nephews, which I am inclined to beleive [sic] true; and if this is the case, it may also be affirmed that he did not kill his Wife, for if Perkin Warbeck was really the Duke of York, why might not Lambert Simnel be the widow of Richard. Whether innocent or guilty, he did not reign long in peace, for Henry Tudor E. of Richmond as great a Villain as ever lived, made a great fuss about getting the Crown and having killed the King at the battle of Bosworth, he succeeded to it. 

 

Austen gets a kick out of startling the reader and going against what she perceives to be a consensus view.

 

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From:        Al Magary < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         February 7, 2013 1:26:19 AM EST

Subject:     Richard III Cartoon

 

The SF Chronicle has an editorial cartoonist named Don Asmussen who does a strip called Bad Reporter.  Here’s his take on the discovery of R3’s bones:

 

Bad Reporter, February 7, 2013: R3 Satiric Strip

 

Cheers,

Al Magary 

 
 

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