Saturday, October 21, 2006

RE3: Richard III - Richard and Language

BUT we have to also consider Shakespeare's audience and its attitude to Marlowe at the time of the play. Perhaps they were ready for someone to out-do Marlowe in terms of "overreacher" plays. Perhaps they were happy to see someone "baroque" Marlowe and Kyd. After all, as I have said above, there is a fair bit of the comic in Richard III.


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