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Richard III by William Shakespeare

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Richard III by William Shakespeare

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Richard III by William Shakespeare

  1. 1. RICHARD III
  2. 2. <ul><li>Earliest play and perhaps earliest comedies </li></ul><ul><li>Written in 1591 </li></ul><ul><li>Sources:Richard III and Chronicles </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest performance in 1633 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plot line <ul><li>War between the royal family of York and the royal family of Lancaster. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard’s ambitions:’Became king’ </li></ul><ul><li>Decision to kill anyone he has to in order to become king. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard wants to marry Elizabeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth is in love with Richmond. </li></ul><ul><li>Richmond vs Richard. </li></ul><ul><li>Richard’s death. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Language Richmond-Richard Richard-his wife “ deliberate emotional effect” Two definition
  5. 5. Themes Idea of fate Free will Determinism
  6. 6. Characteristic of the play <ul><li>Supernatural power </li></ul><ul><li>Board </li></ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Allure of evil </li></ul>
  7. 7. Famous sentences <ul><li>‘ Now is the winter of our discontent’ (act I,scene I) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse’ (act V,scene IV) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ So wise, so young,they say,do never live long’ (act III,scene I) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Off with his head’ (act III,scene IV) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Links <ul><li>www.sparkonotes.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.william-shakespeare.info </li></ul><ul><li>www.en.wikipedia.org </li></ul>
  9. 9. Created by Di Domenico Giulia & Spizzirri Giada

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