The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0060  Tuesday, 12 February 2013


From:        Larry Weiss <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         February 12, 2013 12:55:58 AM EST

Subject:     Re: SHAKSPER: R3


David Basch finds biblical dramatization in RIII: 


>It would seem that in Richard III the poet sought to dramatize the 

>view of Psalm 92, ... The play serves as a warning to rampant 

>evil-doers of what awaits them and their supporters.


I think the play better illustrates the verities of Exodus 21:20-21, which encapsulates the essence of OT morality:


And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.


Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money.


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