King Richard III Essay

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Source: "The Resolution of the Early Period: Richard III," in The Early Shakespeare, The Huntington Library, 1967, PI'. 186-202.

[Hamilton demonstrates how Richard III "combines the genres of history play and tragedy, " pointing out that if we look at the play's action through Richard's eyes, we see the history of his political progress; on the other hand, Margaret turns the play into a tragedy as each of her curses are fulfilled. Finally, Hamilton observes that the momentum of the play is toward Richard's isolation, since everyone connected with him is destroyed by him; moreover, it is Richard's isolation which eventually results in his own destruction:]

Richard III, in its Quarto title "The Tragedy of King Richard the Third," combines the genres of history play and tragedy. [In drama, a tragedy recounts the significant events or actions in a protagonist's life which, taken together, bring about the catastrophe.] The demands...

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