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1

Who’s in this scene?

Bolingbroke
Northumberland
York
Percy
Richard
Aumerle
Queen

2

Bolingbroke threatens to rebel if he doesn’t get his land back - power

“Provided that my banishment repealed ...
If not, I’ll use the advantage of my power and lay the summers dust with showers of blood”

3

Bolingbroke aware of power

“Be he the fire, I’ll be the yielding water”

4

Richards reference to wee

Kingly majesty.
Him and god are one unit

5

Richard predicting down fall of England

“10,000 bloody crowns of mother’s sons shall Ill become the flower of England’s face”

6

Richard speaking in 3rd Person distancing himself

“”The king shall do it. Must he be deposed?”

7

Richard compares the riches of kings to poorer belonging

“I’ll give my jewels for a set of beads
My gorgeous palace for a hermitage”

8

RichArds grave.
Inevitably fate

“My large kingdom for a little grace,
A little, little grave, an obscure grave”

9

Richards language remains high but he is physically low

Down down I come like glistring phaeton.

In the base court ? Base court where kings grow base

10

What does Richard mean by base ?

Basic pragmatic speech like Henry

11

Who is phaeton

Mythical creature son of god Apollo killed by thunder storm as he couldn’t control chariot

12

What happens in this scene ?

At flint castle R, confronted by Henry and his army , puts up no resistance and is conveyed to London.

13

Who’s changed their attitude towards Richard?

North neglects to call him “king Richard”

Rebuked by York

14

Ideas about ?

B seeking crown

15

Richard in this scene

Powerful up high
Speaks with regal dignity
Confidence

16

North fails to cell him

King

17

Richard hubris / Devine right

No hand of blood and bone can gripe the scared handle of our sceptre

18

Richard warns B

“Dangerous treason”

19

Where Richard is buried

“In the kings huff way... where subjects feet may hourly trample”