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Imagine you are directing a performance of Richard lll. You are the working with the actors on the climax of the scene in which Richard puts pressure on Lady Anne to marry him.

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Imagine you are directing a performance of Richard lll. You are the working with the actors on the climax of the scene in which Richard puts pressure on Lady Anne to marry him. Write directors notes in which you explain how you would want this part of the scene to be performed and also how you make it convincing and absorbing for your audience. I think that the thing which makes this scene so powerful is the fact that Anne gives in to Richard's ways after she knows that he killed her husband and her father-in-law. What makes it even more powerful is that we, the audience, find it hard to believe a modern woman would give in to Richard that quickly, or at all. Also we know that the only reason he is trying to marry her is to get closer to the crown. We know this because he says: ''The readiest way to make the wench amends Is to become her husband and her father, The which will I, not all so much for love, As for another secret close intent'' I think that in this scene, Richard is so much more powerful as a person than Anne is. ...read more.


At this point Richards technique backfires on him because she says in reply ''I have already''. Now Richard has to think fast and put his skills into action and smoothly replies, ''That was in thy rage. Speak it again, and even with the word, This hand, which for thy love did kill thy love, Shall for thy kill a far truer love, To both their deaths shalt thou be accessory. The video which I think was most believable about Anne marrying Richard had to be the Laurence Olivia version. This is because it is set back in the real time of Richard lll. The Ian Mckellen version is set in quite a modern age and people find it very hard to believe that a modern woman would fall for Richard's ways just like that. I think that the Ian Mckellen version was better in some ways though because after getting Anne to marry him he celebrates by skipping and telling people about it, and finds it a great achievement, whilst in the Laurence Olivia version he doesn't. I think that in the Laurence Olivia version he keeps it as quiet disbelief. If I was producing this scene I would set it in Shakespearian times because I think it would be more believable to the audience. ...read more.


He should do this when he says: ''and to win her, all the world to nothing! HA!''. The reason I think he should be so happy is because he has won Lady Anne's hand in marriage after tearing her heart apart and because he has a deformity which he is really sensitive about. If I was to give advice to the actor playing Anne I would tell her not to act so fooled by Richard. Richard only wants to marry her for a better shot at the throne and I think she knows it but doesn't want to say anything because she feels lonely and insecure. I think that Anne doesn't really want to marry Richard but when he says: ''Take up the sword again or take up me'' she is rushed and doesn't want to kill him. I think that we see that Anne is not completely fooled by Richard when we see him with the blade to his throat and she pauses before saying: ''Well, well put up your sword'' I think that if Anne didn't act so fooled it would work well because Richard has not encountered any real problems so far in the play. Apart from this advice there is not really any more I would give because I think the rest is played perfectly! ?? ?? ?? ?? Jamie Hannath Richard III ...read more.

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