Submission Title

Performance of Opening Monologue from Shakespeare's Richard III

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

Subject Area

Theatre Arts

Description

I will be performing the opening monologue from William Shakespeare's Richard III. Richard III is the mastermind behind a plot to murder his entire family, which is in fact the royal family, and take the throne for himself. The first thing that anyone notices about Richard is that he is horribly disfigured, with one leg and one arm too short and a hump on his back. These deformities have cost him the love and respect of those around him and sets him in the background of a world that he feels he deserves to control. The play opens with Richard coming on stage to inform the audience that the great war has ended and everyone is rejoicing and celebrating. However, due to his disfigurement, he can find no pleasure in any of this. He then lays out his plan to betray his family and take the throne of England as his own.

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Performance of Opening Monologue from Shakespeare's Richard III

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Austin Reading Room

I will be performing the opening monologue from William Shakespeare's Richard III. Richard III is the mastermind behind a plot to murder his entire family, which is in fact the royal family, and take the throne for himself. The first thing that anyone notices about Richard is that he is horribly disfigured, with one leg and one arm too short and a hump on his back. These deformities have cost him the love and respect of those around him and sets him in the background of a world that he feels he deserves to control. The play opens with Richard coming on stage to inform the audience that the great war has ended and everyone is rejoicing and celebrating. However, due to his disfigurement, he can find no pleasure in any of this. He then lays out his plan to betray his family and take the throne of England as his own.