Friday, January 18, 2013

Richard III: Bloody Thou Art, Bloody Shall Be Thy End (2013)

Richard III

I recently finished watching Richard III on Youtube. I was afraid that it was going to be a boring story about the reign of the king, but there was a scene in the play that caught my interest.

In one of the scenes, Richard III has a dream that the people, that he has killed or ordered to be killed, are back as ghosts, haunting him and always repeating; "Despair and die!" But at the same time, the ghosts are rejoicing for The Earl of Richmond's future victory. The Earl is an enemy to Richard III.

I would like to make Richard III a tour guide. Since Richard III is known for his phrase "A horse a horse! My kingdom for a horse!" Obviously we can't have a horse in the building, but how about having a random guy with coconuts? Yes, it is a spin off from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", but people will get it and have some comic relief during the scary parts in the auditorium.
Richard III is a cunning individual that has charm with his speech, and walks with a limp due to the hump on his back. At the beginning of the tour, he will get people to trust him as their king... or tour guide in this case. As he leads the group he slowly gets paranoid as his "past" catches up with him. Each dark corner and hiding place, a ghost will appear repeating, "Despair and die!" I counted about 11 people were killed by Richard's hand, so it will kinda be like from the movie "Thier13en Ghosts". It's a stretch, but I think "Thir13en Ghosts" was inspired by "Richard III"!

 As each individual ghost group into one horde, they try to gang up on Richard III, making him grow mad with rage. Richard III leaves the group panicking and looses his "horse". He then meets up with The Earl of Richmond to fight in mortal combat. Richard III is slain in the dual.
At the end I want the ghosts to drag Richard III's body into the darkness, leaving behind a bloody trail.

"Bloody thou art; bloody will be thy end!"

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