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O foolish youth!

The Hollow Crown, Richard II and Henry IV - Part 2

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This music mads me; let it sound no more;/ for though it have holp madmen to their wits,/ in me it seems it will make wise men mad./ Yet blessing on his heart that gives me!/ For ‘tis a sign of love; and love to Richard/ is a strange brooch in this all-hating world. (Richard II, act v scene v)

For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground,
And tell sad stories of the death of kings:
How some have been depos’d, some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have depos’d;
Some poison’d by their wives, some sleeping kill’d;
All murder’d — for within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king,
Keeps Death his court: and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state, and grinning at his pomp;
Allowing him a breath, a little scene
To monarchize, be fear’d, and kill with looks;
Infusing him with self and vain conceit —
As if this flesh, which walls about our life,
Were brass impregnable — and, humour’d thus,
Comes at the last, and with a little pin
Bores through his castle wall, and — farewell king!

Richard II (2012)

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I wasted time and now doth time waste me

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Richard II | Act IV, Scene I

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bolingbroke in this scene is secretly the comedic heart of this play

richard’s having a really poetic mental breakdown and he’s just like

GAWD will you SHUT UP all i wanted to do today was put a CROWN on my HEAD but noooooooooo you had to go and get wordy

everyone’s face though

‘oh shit is the king. crying?

‘shit bro’


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I had forgot myself; am I not king?

Awake, thou coward majesty! thou sleepest.

Is not the king’s name twenty thousand names?

Arm, arm, my name! a puny subject strikes

At thy great glory. Look not to the ground,

Ye favourites of a king: are we not high?

-Richard II | ACT III, Scene II

Things I love about this:

a) Ben Whishaw’s Laurence of Arabia kit.

b) They copied Richard II’s actual signature:

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Mine eyes are full of tears, I cannot see:
And yet salt water blinds them not so much
But they can see a sort of traitors here.
Nay, if I turn mine eyes upon myself,
I find myself a traitor with the rest;
For I have given here my soul’s consent
To undeck the pompous body of a king;
Made glory base and sovereignty a slave,
Proud majesty a subject, state a peasant.

Richard II: Act IV, scene I

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My reaction to Richard II in a single GIF


The Hollow Crown DVD releases in Oct.

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