The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0060 Tuesday, 12 February 2013
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.