Act III Summary and Analysis

Act III, Scene 1

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Lord Mortimer: Edmund, Earl of March

Lady Mortimer: wife to Mortimer; daughter to Glendower

Owen Glendower: Welsh rebel; father to Lady Mortimer

In Wales, the Percys meet to plan their rebellion and divide the kingdom that they hope to win. Glendower takes this opportunity to talk about how the strange phenomena which occurred at this birth support his claim to magical powers. Hotspur is quick to dismiss these happenings as mere coincidence. The rebels then divide the kingdom, and Hotspur objects that his portion is not equal to the rest. Mortimer and Glendower try to convince Hotspur that his portion is equal,...

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