A military coup. A murdered king. An usurper agonized by guilt. As Richard comes to terms with the inevitability of his tragic fate, he grows in stature and sets off disturbing moral dilemmas in the conscience of his rival.
“Richard is a classic narcissistic character. [He] lives at the emotional extremes and cannot find a middle way. Other people are nto real to him. They are simply characters in ‘his play.’ We all live this way to some extent. I also think that Richard is a perfect portrait of an actor’s personality, for better or worse.”
–Richard Thomas (Richard II) in An American Classic: Shakespeare Theatre Company
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