Tag Archives: Richard III

Foul Deformity

It is Monday, so it is time for another insult from William Shakespeare. This week’s insult is from Shakespeare’s greatest history¬†play, Richard III: Thou lump of foul deformity! (Richard III, I.2.58). It may not win you many friends or make … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Daughter of Time

I first read Josephine Tey’s mystery, The Daughter of Time, in 1991–soon after I first read and saw Shakespeare’s Richard III. Tey’s novel¬†is a perfect companion–or counterpoint–to the play.

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Reviewsday: Hollow Crown’s Richard III

I learned recently that Al Pacino once planned to play Richard III on the movie screen but decided he could not top Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1955 portrayal (so Pacino created the documentary, Looking for Richard, instead). If Benedict Cumberbatch felt … Continue reading

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