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Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III$
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Philip Schwyzer

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199676101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.001.0001

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“Every Tale Condemns me for a Villain”

“Every Tale Condemns me for a Villain”

Stories

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(p.173) 5 “Every Tale Condemns me for a Villain”
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Shakespeare and the Remains of Richard III
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Philip Schwyzer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676101.003.0006

This chapter explores the representation of Richard and his contemporaries in poems, songs, and plays, from the late fifteenth century through the early seventeenth. It charts a movement from the strikingly reticent and gnomic verses composed shortly after Bosworth, to the veritable flood of poetic laments and historical tragedies that characterized the Elizabethan era.

Keywords:   prophecy, ballad, Stanley, Mirror for Magistrates, complaint, True Tragedy of Richard III

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