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The Tragedy of Richard the Third

By Shakespeare, William

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Title: The Tragedy of Richard the Third  
Author: Shakespeare, William
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Literature & drama
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, DjVu Editions Classic Literature
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Excerpt: The Tragedie of Richard the Third with the Landing of Earle Richmond, and the Battell at Bosworth Field; Actus Primus -- Scoena Prima -- Enter Richard Duke of Gloster, solus. Now is the Winter of our Discontent, Made glorious Summer by this Son of Yorke: And all the clouds that lowr?d upon our house In the deepe bosome of the Ocean buried. Now are our browes bound with Victorious Wreathes, Our bruised armes hung up for Monuments; Our sterne Alarums chang?d to merry Meetings; Our dreadfull Marches, to delightfull Measures. Grim- visag?d Warre, hath smooth?d his wrinkled Front: And now, in stead of mounting Barbed Steeds, To fright the Soules of fearfull Adversaries, He capers nimbly in a Ladies Chamber, To the lascivious pleasing of a Lute. But I, that am not shap?d for sportive trickes, Nor made to court an amorous Looking- glasse: I, that am Rudely stampt, and want loves Majesty, To strut before a wonton ambling Nymph: I, that am curtail?d of this faire Proportion, Cheated of Feature by dissembling Nature, Deform?d, un finish?d, sent before my time Into this breathing World, scarse halfe made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable, That dogges barke at me, as I halt by them. Why I (in this weake piping time of Peace) Have no delight to passe away the time, Unlesse to see my Shadow in the Sunne, And descant on mine owne Deformity. And therefore, since I cannot prove a Lover, To entertaine these faire well spoken dayes, I am determined to prove a Villaine, And hate the idle pleasures of these dayes. Plots have I laide, Inductions dangerous, By drunken Prophesies, Libels, and Dreames, To set my Brother Clarence and the King In deadly hate, the one against the other: And if King Edward be as true and just, As I am Subtle, False, and Treacherous ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: The Tragedie of Richard the Third, 1 -- Actus Primus. Scoena Prima., 1 -- Scena Secunda., 5 -- Scena Tertia., 11 -- Scena Quarta., 19 -- Actus Secundus. Scoena Prima., 25 -- Scena Secunda., 29 -- Scena Tertia., 32 -- Scena Quarta., 34 -- Actus Tertius. Scoena Prima., 35 -- Scena Secunda., 40 -- Scena Tertia., 44 -- Scaena Quarta., 44 -- Actus Quartus. Scena Prima., 55 -- Scena Secunda., 58 -- Scena Tertia., 62 -- Scena Quarta., 75 -- Actus Quintus. Scena Prima., 75 -- Scena Secunda., 76


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