[LMB] Group Read of Richard III 1.1

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Wed Jun 7 14:57:20 BST 2017


Okay, to kick things off.

A cool feature of R3 is that Shax avoids chorus 
and prologue and jumps right into monologue
and dialogue. Richard stands on the street
corner and talks to himself -- and hey, along
come a prisoner and guards.  They chat, part,
and then - wow -- coming along another
way arrive a mourner and pall bearers. THEY
chat. And then because of the chat the
mourner and mourned part ways and the pall
bearers go off down a different third way than 
either they'd come from, or where they'd been
going. (And presumably different from the
directions of the Clarence's arrest or jail.) 

BUSY corner. 

No threats, no force, no bribes, no promises.

What Richard mostly does is lay out a wholly 
different perspective - or two, given that his views 
in monologue differ from his claims to others. He
hardly even pulls strings.  He talks, and things
change. 

No wonder Miles is enthralled. 


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