Free Book Online
'King Richard II' (Arden Shakespeare.Third Series) (The Arden Shakespeare)


'King Richard II' (Arden Shakespeare.Third Series) (The Arden Shakespeare)

4.4 (2887)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF Format | 'King Richard II' (Arden Shakespeare.Third Series) (The Arden Shakespeare).pdf | English
    William Shakespeare (Author)
This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.
4.3 (8822)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 612 pages
  • William Shakespeare (Author)
  • Arden Shakespeare: 3Rev Ed edition (21 Mar. 2002)
  • English
  • 8
  • Music, Stage Screen
Read online or download a free book: 'King Richard II' (Arden Shakespeare.Third Series) (The Arden Shakespeare)

Review Text

The message text:

Other Ebook