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Garrick as Richard III, Act V, scene v

Garrick as Richard III, Act V, scene v

Excerpt from the scene summary:     

Terrified, Richard wakes out of his sleep, sweating and gasping. In an impassioned soliloquy, he searches his soul to try to find the cause of such a terrible dream. Realizing that he is a murderer, Richard tries to figure out what he fears. He asks himself whether he is afraid of himself or whether he loves himself. He realizes that he doesn’t have any reason to love himself and asks whether he doesn’t hate himself, instead. For the first time, Richard is truly terrified.

Link to the full summary and the information source: SpartkNotes, "Richard III" -  http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/richardiii/section13.rhtml

Image Source: Circulating Collection, Print and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia. Subject: King Richard III – Shakespeare.

 
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