David Garrick as Richard III
William Hogarth, about 1745
Who are you?
Don't you know who I am? I'm one of the biggest celebrities around right now! I'm David Garrick, talented actor and the best Richard III you'll ever see.
What are you doing in a tent?
I'm about to begin my next scene - where Richard is getting ready to go into battle. Preparing for war I imagine, is much like preparing to go on stage!
You look frightened - what's wrong?
I may appear to be terrified, but that is just my wonderfully realistic acting style. I have easily tricked you into thinking I am afraid of the ghosts who are supposed to be haunting me. They are the poor souls Richard murdered to become king. The scoundrel! (evil laugh) Ha ha ha!
What are you going to do next?
I'm going to tell the director that I want to meet my adoring public at the stage door. Where is he? I'm surrounded by amateurs!