Richard II Act 4 scene 1 – Bolingbroke, not yet King, has his hands full trying to solve the murder of Gloucester, get his hot-tempered lords in line, and that other thing… deposing Richard.

The Hollow Crown!

From Richard II

CraftLit does Gulliver’s Travels

  • In gage engage
  • Render return
  • Fondly foolishly
  • Sway rule

Ay, no. No, ay; (as written)
Can sound like: I know no I… of even I, no. No, I.



One Response to 83 Woeful Pageant

  1. Misty Wilson says:

    Hi Ehren! I just finished listening to episode 83. I heard the line as, “I know no I.” Before that point in the play, had Richard used the word “I,” or had he always used the royal “we” when referring to himself? If he had always used the term “we,” then perhaps this line could be demonstrating Richard’s struggle to come to terms with his new position – a person separate from England. Richard could be saying the line partially to himself, sort of rolling the term “I” around in his mouth, experiencing the foreign feel of the word. At one point in the same scene he asks for a mirror, as if he thinks that his physical appearance will have changed since he is no longer king.

    Just a thought! As always, thank you for all of your hard work and effort in creating such an informative and delightful podcast.


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