Richard III 101

Who the F is Morton?! We get to the bottom of this question and many others as we explore Richard III, one of Shakespeare's most famous history plays and most infamous villains. The Rhetorical Device of the Week is pleonasm; the Burbage Break is all about Open Source Shakespeare; we give you a quick and dirty run down of Team York and Team Lancaster before delving into the five-minute summary (which clocks in at an actual five minutes this time!) because the English Monarchy couldn't be bothered to switch up their name game for literal centuries and it's highly confusing. We also discuss the differences between Shakespeare's portrayal of Richard III versus facts we actually know about the historical person, and we have a few *major developments* to announce in this week's Shakes-Bubble Gossip.