Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The Play a Month Project
Last month, I re-read "Macbeth."
This month's Shakespeare play is "Richard III."
I'd forgotten the extent to which Shakespeare wastes no time in portraying him as a complete reptile. [Macbeth was a blundering amateur at villainy compared to Richard.]
You can imagine the buzz on the streets of London after the play opened. They weren't using terms like "psychopath" in those days but they may have had something close.
And, by the way, a gem of a film is Al Pacino's "Looking for Richard."
Posted by Michael Wade at 6:00 AM