Premium Content Deformity of the Mind: Richard's Source of Villainy
By Katherine Gleason - November 25, 2002
In William Shakespeare's Richard III, Richard opens the play by informing the audience that, since he is "not shap'd for sportive tricks " (I.i.16) that are expected in the peacetime following the York's victory, he can only prove a spiteful, scheming villain. He goes on to describe his incompatibility with the leisure of peacetime in terms of…
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