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05 February 2013 @ 06:56 pm
well played, bookstore. well played.  
I went to look in the local bookstore (unsuccessfully, as it happens) for textbooks for this semester's courses, and discovered a stack of copies of Shakespeare's Richard III in a prominent location near the register.


This will probably be my only post about the whole Richard III discovery, because honestly, my flist has it covered, and I don't want to shame myself in front of them with my Ricardian ignorance, but I am also fascinated by the findings.
litlover12 on February 6th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, well played indeed. :-)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on February 6th, 2013 06:46 am (UTC)
I...may have burst out laughing as I started to leave the store and noticed the stack of books. Maybe.
melancholy in the rain: alchemyliseuse on February 6th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
That is excellently played by the bookstore.

I have avoided posting anything about the Richard III discovery for the same reason. I've read the play, and I know bits and bobs, but that's about it.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on February 6th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Same: I have a general sense of some of the players, but it's all far more Shakespeare-inflected than I like to admit.
La Reine Noire: Vergillareinenoire on February 6th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm just enjoying the five minutes that my research is relevant and I don't have to explain what "Plantagenet" is. ;)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on February 6th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ha - fair enough!
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tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on February 6th, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I suppose they probably didn't have a big stack of Richard III biographies to hand, though.

You are quite knowledgeable about the Wars of the Roses, at least from my end; you have nothing to worry about!