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Shakespeare"s Richard II

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare"s Richard II

by William Shakespeare

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Published by G. Gill in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: The Oxford and Cambridge edition.

Statementwith introduction and notes for students and preparation for the examinations by Stanley Wood and F. Marshall.
ContributionsWood, Stanley., Marshall, F.
The Physical Object
Paginationxlii, 187 p., [5] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16996177M

One of the primary themes in Shakespeare’s Richard II is how much King Richard was disliked by his subjects. The king's main criticism s were directed to his frivolous spending and mismanagement of the crown's funds. This also led to the heavy taxation of the kingdom's poor, damaging his popularity farther. Many references are made throughout the play to Richard’s excesses, and to the. King Richard the Second Alternate Title: King Richard II Note: World Library Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Richard II, King of England, -- Drama Subject: Tragedies Subject: Historical drama Subject: Great Britain -- History -- Richard II, -- Drama Category: Text.

To monarchize, be fear'd and kill with looks, Infusing him with self and vain conceit, As if this flesh which walls about our life, Were brass impregnable, and humour'd thus. Comes at the last and with a little pin. Bores through his castle wall, and farewell king! Act 3, Scene 2” ― William Shakespeare, Richard II. Unlike some of Shakespeare’s more frequently produced plays, Richard II is written entirely in verse, even the few scenes featuring commoners (a gardener, a faithful groomsman who visits Richard in prison). The play is packed with Shakespeare’s almost supernaturally rich and powerful language, and the RSC’s actors have a remarkably well Author: Jon Sobel.

  At long last the finale to the English History play series! If you missed the first seven, here's a link to the playlist: ?li. Read "Shakespeare’S Richard Ii, God, and Language" by John O'Meara available from Rakuten Kobo. This book presents an in-depth view of the extraordinary revisionist language Shakespeare gives to his most royal of all Brand: Iuniverse.


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Shakespeare"s Richard II by William Shakespeare Download PDF EPUB FB2

Richard II is a play by William Shakespeare that was first performed in Read a Plot Overview of the entire play or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis.

See a complete list of the characters in Richard II. Continue your study of Richard II with these useful links. Get ready to write your essay on Richard II. Richard II (The Cambridge pocket Shakespeare) Paperback – January 1, by William Shakespeare (Author) out of 5 stars 62 ratings.

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(62). Richard II Summary. King Richard II banishes Henry Bolingbroke, seizes noble land, and uses the money to fund wars. Henry returns to England to reclaim his land, gathers an army of those opposed to Richard, and deposes him.

Now as Henry IV, Henry imprisons Richard, and Richard is murdered in prison. More detail: 2 minute read Act I. The first play of a historical tetralogy consisting of Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and 2) and Henry V, Richard II details the tragic downfall of the Reviews: Richard II, chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare, written in –96 and published in a quarto edition in and in the First Folio of The quarto edition omits the deposition scene in Act IV, almost certainly as a result of censorship.

The play is the first in a sequence of. SCENE I. London. KING RICHARD II's palace. Enter KING RICHARD II, JOHN OF GAUNT, with other Nobles and Attendants KING RICHARD II Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster, Hast thou, according to thy oath and band, Brought hither Henry Hereford thy bold son, Here to make good the boisterous late appeal, Which then our leisure would not let us.

Richard II, written aroundis the first play in Shakespeare's second "history tetralogy," a series of four plays that chronicles the rise of the house of Lancaster to the British throne.

(Its sequel plays are Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, and Henry V.) Richard II, set around the yeartraces the fall from power of the last king of the house of Plantagenet, Richard II, and his replacement. Get this from a library. William Shakespeare's Richard II.

[Harold Bloom;] -- A collection of seven critical essays on Shakespeare's tragedy, arranged in chronological order of original publication.

Buy Richard II by Shakespeare, William (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(48). — Act II, scene 1. Richard II marks the beginning of a cycle of history plays that will provide a unique opportunity to rediscover how Shakespeare perceived ‘this.

Written inRichard II occupies a significant place in the Shakespeare canon, marking the transition from the earlier history plays dominated by civil war and stark power to a more nuanced representation of the political conflicts of England's past where character and politics are inextricably intertwined.

It is the first of four connected plays--including 1 Henry IV,/5. Richard II by William Shakespeare is the first of eight plays that portray a historically-informed version of the War of the Roses - beginning in about and ending with Richard III's death in Edited by J. Smallheer and John Gonzalez.

(Summary by Cori) Characters: Narration, Keeper, and Lord - read by Annie Coleman King Richard II and First Servant - read by Peter Yearsley. Read Shakespeare’s Richard II, Act 5, scene 5 for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Full text, summaries, illustrations, guides for reading, and more.

The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of the play, Richard II banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke from England.

Additional Physical Format: Print version: William Shakespeare's Richard II. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, (DLC) (OCoLC) Here is a brief Richard II summary: Shakespeare’s Richard II opens in the court of King Richard II in Coventry, where a dispute between Henry Bolingbroke, the son of John of Gaunt, and Thomas Mowbray, the Duke of Norfolk, is to be resolved by a tournament.

Richard II is known for containing some of the most lyrical passages Shakespeare has ever written, and these lines are placed in the mouth of King Richard. Though he speaks in blank verse as everyone else in the play does, he also speaks often in heroic couplet form, rhyming lines of iambic pentameter traditionally utilized in epic and narrative poetry.

Jealous and crippled, Richard of Gloucester wants to be King of England and uses manipulation and deceit to achieve his goal. He murders his brothers, nephews, and any opposition to become King Richard III. In the end, Henry of Richmond raises an army, kills Richard in battle, and becomes King Henry VII.

More detail: minute read. Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such.

Occasionally, however, as in the quarto edition, it is termed a tragedy. Richard II was first printed in as a quarto (Q1) and then reprinted twice in (Q2 and Q3). Inthe play was printed again (Q4), this time including what we now refer to as the deposition scene (–).

This version of the play was then reprinted in (Q5). By the way, Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet around the same time he whipped up Richard II. was a productive year.) Henry compares Richard to a cormorant, a greedy bird known for eating fish whole.

Richard, Gaunt says, will end up eating England herself.Synopsis. A story of power and plotting, Richard II is the first of Shakespeare's four plays about the House of Lancaster.

In the presence of King Richard, Henry Bolingbroke (who would eventually be Henry IV) accuses Thomas Mowbray (Duke of Norfolk) of embezzling crown funds and of plotting the death of his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. The Paperback of the Richard II by William Shakespeare at Barnes & Noble.

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