Ok, so, pointers from many directions coming that say we should talk more about Richard III. I’ve admitted in the past that this is perhaps the largest gap in my Shakespeare knowledge – I’ve not seen it, nor read it (at least in any sense other than 20 years ago when I read them all through and have forgotten much).
So begins my quest to add R3 to my list. I will post here as I work my way through it. This will no doubt also involve watching the Ian McKellen movie version, which I’m told is outstanding.
So, any tips before I dig in? I have one big question – how much do the other histories act as prequel to this one? If I’m about as generally familiar with the histories as I am with this one (and by that I mean, other than a few plot points, not much!) am I going to miss a great deal by just jumping in to R3? Not that I have the time or patience to go back and read everything, but I am curious.
If you’ve got favorite scenes or other bits, let me know – I’ll mark them for later so I can pay particular attention and generate some discussion topics once I’ve caught up.