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King Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare; Andrew Gurr
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: New Cambridge Shakespeare
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edition, eight printingView all editions and formats
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"To Shakespeare's contemporaries, Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time: how to cope with an unjust ruler. But over the last century or so, the play has come to be regarded as the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this edition provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the modern views of King Richard's fall." "For this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
History
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Shakespeare; Andrew Gurr
ISBN: 0521825415 9780521825412 0521532485 9780521532488
OCLC Number: 1022117536
Description: xiv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Abbreviations and conventions --
Introduction --
Date --
History --
Sources --
Structure --
Imagery --
Language --
Staging --
Stage history --
Recent stage and critical interpretations --
Note on the text --
List of characters --
The play --
Textual analysis --
Appendixes: Shakespeare's use of Holinshed --
Extracts from Daniel's The civil wars --
'An Homilie Against Disobedience' --
Extracts from England's Parnassus --
Reading list.
Series Title: New Cambridge Shakespeare
Other Titles: King Richard the Second
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Gurr.
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Abstract:

"To Shakespeare's contemporaries, Richard II was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time: how to cope with an unjust ruler. But over the last century or so, the play has come to be regarded as the poetic fall of a tragic hero. The introduction to this edition provides a full context for both the Shakespearean and the modern views of King Richard's fall." "For this updated edition Andrew Gurr has added a new section to the Introduction in which he describes the growing interest in re-historicising and re-politicising the play, surveys a number of important professional theatre productions and guides the reader through the scholarly criticism of recent years. The Reading List has also been revised and augmented."--Jacket

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