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Bibliography: Richard III by Shakespeare, William

Richard III
Shakespeare, William
Note Source
Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912 172; Journal 1/20/1895.
Note Relating to Cather

In "Flavia and Her Artists," Arthur Hamilton says that Imogen Willard is so "girt about with illusions" that she "casts a shadow in the sun" I:1, ll. 26-27.

In an 1895 Journal article, Cather writes: "It is a grave question as to just how far the historical plays of Shakespeare are fitted for the modern stage. They were not the product of his highest thought or most spontaneous inspiration." Plays mentioned in this essay: Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Henry VIII, Richard III.