Sketchbook Shakespeare (2) – Richard II






“I give this heavy weight from off my head






And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand

The pride of kingly sway from out my heart





RichardII-4With mine own tears I wash away  my balm

With mine own hands I give away my crown

With mine own tongue deny my sacred state.”



Pen and watercolour sketchbook paintings from a DVD of National Theatre 50 years on stage – excerpt from 1995 production of Richard II at the Cottosloe Theatre.  Richard played by Fiona Shaw. Fabulous performance!

Now which of these should I use for the exercise Creating mood and atmosphere?


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