Thursday, January 7, 2010

Best Line: Richard III

My favorite line in all Richard III:

Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass,
That I may see my shadow as I pass.

(Act 1, Scene 2, 269-270)

I have no idea what it means, but I love it.

1 comment:

  1. In the previous lines, Richard is talking about buying a mirror and hiring tailors to clothe him so that he can be fashionable and handsome, better able to keep Lady Anne's love until he can kill her. The above line is a reference to his earliest spech in which he refers to himself as the "son of York" meaning also the "sun." Richard is an egotist, as you know. So in this line, Richard is saying, "keep shining sun [Richard] until I can buy a mirror [glass] so that I can se my own evil reflected in it.

    I've been reading your blog and I find it very interesting. I'm a writer and Shakespeare enthusiast myself. Coincidentally, I have a blog with the same title but mine is about my adventures in playwriting.