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Richard II

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Richard II by William Shakespeare
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'Not all the water in the rough rude sea Can wash the balm off from an anointed king' Richard, a vain, despotic ruler, listens only to his flatterers. When his cousin Bolingbroke, previously banished, returns to seize the crown, Richard discovers that the throne given to him by God can be taken from him by men. Depicting a tortured and morally ambivalent soul wearing the 'hollow crown', whose illusions are brutally shattered, this tragic history play unravels the idea of kingship. It is also a work of epic lyricism, filled with some of Shakespeare's most intoxicating poetry. 'We go to Shakespeare to find out about ourselves.' Jeanette Winterson General Introduction by Stanley Wells Edited by Stanley Wells with an Introduction by Paul Edmondson

Author Biography

William Shakespeare was born some time in late April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died in 1616. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. Stanley Wells is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham and Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Paul Edmondson is Head of Education at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Release date NZ
May 28th, 2015
Contributors
  • Introduction by Paul Edmondson
  • Revised by Paul Edmondson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780141396644
Product ID
22129517

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