Saturday, 21 May 2016
Margaret of Anjou
Should we cut Margaret some slack?
Richard III wasn't the monster portrayed be Shakespeare, maybe Margaret wasn't either.
Shakespeare’s Margaret is a “Foreigner, white devil, shrew, virago, vengeful fury”. Throughout the four plays in which she appears, Shakespeare consistently demonizes her as “a foul wrinkled witch’ and a ‘hateful with’red hag” and attributes a series of malevolent/immoral actions to her including adultery and cruelty.
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