Episodes 212 - 225. Originally released on Apr 30, 2021Show Notes
Episode 212 | Son of York
Richard III – Introduction
In preparation for Richard III we talk about resources, quartos, the folio, history, recap what has come before, and begin to peer into the darkness that is Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Episode 213 | Richard’s Discontent
Richard III – Act I Scene 1
Richard, having no place in a peaceful world, reveals his deadly intentions.
Episode 214 | Gentle Lady Anne
Richard III – Act I scene 2
Heaven and hell collide when Richard encounters the Lady Anne as she escorts the corpse of her father-in-law, King Henry VI.
Episode 215 | Live Long and Suffer
Richard III – Act I scene 3
Richard takes advantage of the family crisis to stir up animosity, and uses the past to slander the present.
Episode 216 | Into the Malmsey Butt
Richard III – Act I Scene 4
The Duke of Clarence recounts his dream, then receives a couple of unexpected visitors.
Episode 2017 | The Fruits of Rashness
Richard III – Act II scene 1
The ailing King Edward tries to make peace among the peers before his time is done. Richard shows up to help.
Episode 218 | Incapable and Shallow Innocents
Richard III – Act II Scene 2-4
The royal family suffers another devastating loss–one that shakes the realm–causing everyone to brace for the coming storm.
Episode 219 | The Ape and The Bear
Richard III – Act III scene 1
Prince Edward returns to London, accompanied by his Uncle Richard and Buckingham, minus an escort or two.
Episode 220 | Divided Council
Richard III – Act III scene 2, 3, 4
It’s the day of the coronation council, and heads will roll.
Episode 221 | Long Live the King
Richard III – Act III Scene 5, 6, 7
Richard has operated from the shadows long enough, it’s time to sweep away the last of his obstacles and claim his prize.
Episode 222 | Princes in the Tower
Richard III – Act IV scene 1, 2, 3
Richard may have the crown, but keeping it will require the blood of innocents.
Episode 223 | Let It Go
Richard III – Act IV scene 4
Margaret makes her final appearance, and Richard’s expedition to intercept Buckingham is interrupted.
Episode 224 | Richmond
Richard III – Act IV Scene 4, 5 & Act V scene 1, 2 –
As Richard is bombarded with bad news, Stanley chooses a side, and another Henry appears.
Episode 225 | My Kingdom for a Horse
Richard III – Act V Scene 3, 4, 5
At Bosworth field Richard will defend his crown. But the real battle will be fought within.