Missing a Horse: Richard and White Surrey
In lieu of an abstract, the first paragraph of the essay follows:
I begin with the Globe Theatre’s Facebook page on February 4, 2013, the day of the press release from the University of Leicester announcing the discovery of Richard III’s body: “Our neighbours Southwark Cathedral have a beautiful stained glass window depicting the death of Richard III. Next time you are on your way to us stop off and have a look.” Providing a link to the Cathedral’s own website, they “shared” this image, part of Christopher Webb’s Shakespeare Window, unveiled in 1954 as a replacement for the war-damaged memorial window, originally installed in 1897: “This is the Cathedral’s version of the death of #RichardIII, which is shown in our Shakespeare Window. Come and see it for yourself.”1
1. Shakespeare’s Globe, status update, Facebook, February 4, 2013, https://www.facebook.com/ShakespearesGlobe/posts/592569630756433.
"Missing a Horse: Richard and White Surrey,"
Comparative Drama: Vol. 50
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/compdr/vol50/iss2/9