Penguin Classics: Richard II

Penguin Classics: Richard II by William Shakespeare
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ISBN
9780141396644
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
320
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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 on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan theatre by Stanley Wells
Edited by Stanley Wells with an introduction by Paul Edmondson
ISBN:
9780141396644
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2015
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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