King Richard the Second (New Penguin Shakespeare)

King Richard the Second (New Penguin Shakespeare)

by William Shakespeare (Author), William Shakespeare (Author), Stanley Wells (Author)

Synopsis

The times have forced changes in the way we look at "Richard II" more than any other of Shakespeare's plays. What to his contemporaries was a balanced dramatisation of the central political and constitutional issue of the time, how to cope with an unjust ruler, has in the last century or so been translated into the poetic fall of a tragic hero.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 28 Apr 1994

ISBN 10: 0140707190
ISBN 13: 9780140707199

Author Bio
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright of the 16th and 17 centuries, now widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the word's pre-eminent dramatist.