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Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1)
by William Shakespeare

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Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1) by William Shakespeare Overview

Richard II is one of Shakespeare’s finest works: lucid, eloquent, and boldly structured. It can be seen as a tragedy, or a historical play, or a political drama, or as one part of a vast dramatic cycle which helped to generate England’s national identity. Today, to some of us, Richard II may appear conservative; but, in Shakespeare’s day, it could appear subversive: ‘I am Richard II is one of Shakespeare’s finest works: lucid, eloquent, and boldly structured. It can be seen as a tragedy, or a historical play, or a political drama, or as one part of a vast dramatic cycle which helped to generate England’s national identity. Today, to some of us, Richard II may appear conservative; but, in Shakespeare’s day, it could appear subversive: ‘I am Richard II’, declared an indignant Queen Elizabeth. Numerous recent revivals in the theatre and on screen have demonstrated the enduring power and poignancy of this drama of the downfall of an egoistic but pitiable monarch.

William Shakespeare

About Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1) Description

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr

Data Book Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1)

Original Title The tragedie of King Richard the second ISBN 0198320043 (ISBN13: 9780198320043 ) Edition Language English Series Wars of the Roses #1, Shakespeare's Major Tetralogy #1 Characters John of Gaunt, Richard II of England, Henry IV of England, Edward of Langley, 2nd Duke of York (494)