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King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare

King Richard the Second

by William Shakespeare

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Published by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby William Shakespeare ; edited by Stanley Wells.
SeriesNew Penguin Shakespeare
The Physical Object
Pagination283p.
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20819622M

Richard II is the first play in a tetralogy (a group of four plays) commonly referred to as the “Henriad.” This set of plays depicts the historic struggles for the English throne, and, along with Shakespeare’s other tetralogy, the changes of power that eventually led to the rule of Queen Elizabeth I, the monarch of England during the first part of Shakespeare’s career. Richard's father died in and his grandfather the following year, making Richard king at the age of The country was ruled largely by his uncle, John of Gaunt. The first crisis of Richard's.

King Richard the Second - King Richard the Second audiobook, by William Shakespeare Richard the Second is a poet&#;s play, full of great speeches and fine writing rather than subtle character drawing and keen insight. Performed by Sir John Gielgud, Jeremy Brett, and a Full Cast. RICHARD II, King of England, younger son of Edward the Black Prince. by Joan "the Fair Maid of Kent," was born at Bordeaux on the 6th of January He was brought to England in , and after his father's death was, on the petition of the Commons in parliament, created Prince of Wales on the 10th of November

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. Here is the list of Stephen King’s books we’re reading as part of Stephen King Revisited, along with links to the essays and other content we have posted for each book. Carrie () Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Ray Garton * Richard’s follow-up ‘Salem’s Lot () Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Christopher Golden The Shining.


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Richard II, (born January 6,Bordeaux [France]—died FebruaryPontefract, Yorkshire [now in West Yorkshire], England), king of England from to An ambitious ruler with a lofty conception of the royal office, he was deposed by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke because of his arbitrary and factional rule.

Early years. Richard was the younger and only surviving son of Edward. Summary: King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled –) and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V.

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. 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.

OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, portrait ; 17 cm. Series Title: The Laurel Shakespeare, LB Other Titles: King Richard II. Genre/Form: Drama: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shakespeare, William, King Richard the Second. London: Produced by C.

Praetorius,   Richard the Lionheart was the son of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and the second king King Richard the Second book the Plantagenet line. Richard was far more interested in his holdings in France and in his Crusading endeavors than he was in governing England, where he spent about six months of his ten-year : Melissa Snell.

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 is one of the most enigmatic of English kings.

Shakespeare depicted him as a tragic figure, an irresponsible, cruel monarch who nevertheless rose in stature as the substance of power slipped from him. By later writers he has been variously portrayed as a half-crazed autocrat or a conventional ruler whose principal errors were the mismanagement of his nobility and disregard for the.

Richard I (8 September – 6 April ) was King of England from until his death. He also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, and was overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period.

He was the third of five sons of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine and seemed unlikely to Battles/wars: Third Crusade. There are ten history plays: Parts 1, 2, and 3 of Henry VI, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Richard II, Richard III, King John, and Henry VIII.

He received most of his information and plot ideas from one book, Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The central theme of the history plays is the gain and loss of power, and /5(). Thus, Richard II became the second English king to be deposed by Parliament/the Nobility in just 72 years.

Later, induring in the reign of Henry VI, who was the grandson of Henry IV, a civil war would develop within the nobility of England which was called the War of the Roses.4/4(16). Synopsis. Born in England on October 2,Richard III served as king of England for only two years, but his reign was one of the most historic and turbulent.

King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately It is based on the life of King Richard II of England (ruled ) and is the first part of a tetralogy, referred to by some scholars as the Henriad, followed by three plays concerning Richard's successors: Henry IV, Part 1 /5.

Books shelved as richard-iii: The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon Kay Penman, The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, Richard III by William Shakespeare, The. Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage.

An invited panel of speakers discuss the key issues and ideas raised by The Tragedy of King Richard. King Richard the Second (Book): Shakespeare, William. Libraries closed through at least April 13 - All Library locations and book drops are closed until at least April Due dates are extended until we reopen, so please keep your Library materials for now.

The historian Ernst Kantorowicz suggested that Richard II is a dramatization of the myth, popular in Shakespeare’s England, that the King possessed two bodies. While people at the time.

Richard I, duke of Aquitaine (from ) and of Poitiers (from ) and king of England, duke of Normandy, and count of Anjou (–99). His knightly manner and his prowess in the Third Crusade (–92) made him a popular king in his own time as well as the hero of countless romantic legends.

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.

Richard II Summary. In Richard II, Shakespeare draws on real historical accounts to dramatize the reign of Richard II. Richard banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke, whose inheritance Richard steals.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.

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