Here are Arty’s sketches from the beach the day we did altered books together. He was drawing in a battered copy of King Richard II from the op shop. His drawings bear no relationship to the text except that he has created a few new versions of Richard II.
However, I found it satisfying in some cases to find a few words from the text to make a caption for the pictures.
half title page – I think Hagrid wandered in here…
Title page – King Hard (well hard!)
Note to the third edition
‘Minor changes are these’
‘one usurping the regal place’
‘setting aside geographical considerations’
Page xxiii dog. ‘equally wicked and foolish’
xxv dog sniffing… ‘heaven-sent rights’
xxvii dog ‘She is more spirited than Richard’
xxix dog – ‘heaven helps those who help themselves’
Here commenceth KING RICHARD II
Act 1, scene 1 ‘I have, my liege’
Act 1 Scene 1 ‘Pale trembling coward, there I throw my gage,’
Act 1, Scene1 ‘Once did I lay an ambush for your life’
Act 1, Scene 1 ‘Lord marshall, command our officers-at-arms’
Act 1, Scene 2 ‘His deputy anointed in His sight.’
Act 2, Scene 2 ‘Farewell at once, —for once, for all, and ever.’
Act 2, Scene 3 ‘tic, tic, tic’
Wow, what a cliffhanger!
Wow! What a gallery of portraits Arthur, I am sure Shakespeare would be impressed – I know I am. I really like the expressions you have given them and I look forward to more.
Love from Pa Ray.
What a great use of an old book. I love your illustrations and I love the choice of book: King Richard 3 by the great William Shakespeare. Love Nanna Gail xxx Good luck with your piano exams