This isn't going to be an elaborate summary as I usually do for interesting dreams. Essentially, I had a short dream this morning that was really just nasty bits of Shakespeare's Richard III, if Richard III was also secretly a dark wizard. Instead of imagining and/or making up plots against himself then murdering/executing the supposed plotters for political gain, the wizard Richard can actually invade the minds of others and cause them to incriminate themselves so Richard is in the clear. Or he can drive them to suicide, or simply curse them to make them fall ill for real. And no one knows he's a wizard. Or at least, no one knows that his powers are extensive enough to do this kind of damage. You know the part of the play where Richard first convinces Lady Anne, whose first husband he stabbed, to marry him ("Yeah, I totally killed him because I was in love with you--that makes it better, right?"), then a few years later she conveniently "falls ill and dies"? It's even creepier when he literally bewitches her to love him, then curses her to death. Basically, in my dream, the Richard character was just as sneaky and conniving as the original but had the added terror of having an unholy power which he used not to overtly and recklessly dominate others but to secretly manipulate so as to get his way without anyone even realizing what he was doing. Everyone felt sorry for him every time these "terrible personal tragedies" happened and respected his perseverance, because no one even suspected that they all happened by his design.
Interestingly, after rereading the above paragraph, I just now realize how similar are the characters of Shakespeare's Richard III and Jennifer Fallon's Makhas Damaran from the Wolfblade Trilogy. Particularly my dreamed-up version of Richard III. In Fallon's work, spoiler alert, Makhas is the title-less younger brother of Laran Krakenshield, the Warlord of Krakendar Province and husband to Marla Wolfblade. In a dizzying but not entirely intentional series of events, Makhas gets his youngest sister killed, then has to get rid of his other sister to keep her quiet, and then also lets Laran die in order to keep his crimes secret. He ends up as regent to Laran's young son Damin Wolfblade, heir to the throne. Makhas ends up rather insane in the end, terrified of his crimes and terrified of losing his gains, and thus feverishly dedicated to Damin's future as a proxy for his own success. But as he gets older (the books span a couple decades), he just gets worse, until, as they say, things come to a head and shit gets real. It's riveting in the same way as watching the creation of a 70 car pileup in a snowstorm.