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Each edition includes: - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Phyllis Rackin The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu. New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary. Shakespeare s finest verse play is also his first portrait of the psychology of power.The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard s right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically. Meanwhile Bolingbroke s seizure of the crown has caused resentment among the nobles of England. Rupert Graves is Richard II, and Julian Glover is Bolingbroke. John Wood plays John of Gaunt." The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England, but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment to usurp the crown, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1932219285
ISBN-13 9781932219289
Product ID (ePID) 44781141
Key Details
Author William Shakespeare
Edition Description Unabridged
Series Arkangel Complete Shakespeare
Format CD
Publication Date 2005-03-02
Language English
Publisher AudioGO
Publication Year 2005
Additional Details
Number of Volumes 3 vols.
Dimensions
Weight 5 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 5.5 In.
Length 6.2 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
Dewey Decimal 810/820
Dewey Edition 22
Contributors
Read by Arkangel Cast
Narrated by John Wood, Julian Glover, Rupert Graves

Richard II by William Shakespeare Estimated delivery 3-12 business days Format Compact Disc Condition Brand New Description The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England, but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment to usurp the crown, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically. Performed by Rupert Graves, Julian Glover, and the Arkangel cast. Publisher Description The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England, but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment to usurp the crown, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically. Performed by Rupert Graves, Julian Glover, and the Arkangel cast. Author Biography William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, EnglandWilliam Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in t, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We're pretty sure he would think this vhe English language. We're pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome. ersion of his play is awesome. Details
  • ISBN 1932219285
  • ISBN-13 9781932219289
  • Title Richard II
  • Author William Shakespeare
  • Format Compact Disc
  • Year 2005
  • Pages 1
  • Publisher Audiogo
  • Dimensions5.6 in. x 1 in. x 6.4 in.
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