Yahoo Web Search

Search results

  1. Richard II Full Book Summary. Richard II, written around 1595, is the first play in Shakespeare’s second “history tetralogy,” a series of four plays that chronicles the rise of the house of Lancaster to the British throne. Its sequel plays are Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V. Richard II, set around the year 1398, traces ...

    • Character List

      Also called “Rutland” late in the play since he is the Earl...

    • Act 1: Scene 1

      A summary of Act 1: Scene 1 in William Shakespeare's Richard...

    • Study Guide

      Probably written around 1595, Richard II is one of...

  2. Richard II Summary. New! Understand every line of Richard II . Read our modern English translation . Richard II begins with a dispute between Henry Bolingbroke, King Richard ’s cousin, and Thomas Mowbray. Both Henry and Mowbray accuse each other of treason, and Henry also accuses Mowbray of conspiring to murder the king’s uncle, the Duke of ...

  3. Richard II Summary. King Richard II banishes Henry Bolingbroke, seizes noble land, and uses the money to fund wars. Henry returns to England to reclaim his land, gathers an army of those opposed to Richard, and deposes him. Now as Henry IV, Henry imprisons Richard, and Richard is murdered in prison. More detail: 2 minute read.

  4. Probably written around 1595, Richard II is one of Shakespeare ’s history plays. It is the first of four plays about the historical rise of the English royal House of Lancaster. King Richard’s deeply poetic and metaphysical musings on the nature of kingship and identity mark a new direction for Shakespeare, and much of Richard II reads like ...

  5. Richard II, chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare, written in 1595–96 and published in a quarto edition in 1597 and in the First Folio. The play is the first in a sequence of four history plays known collectively as the ‘second tetralogy.’

    • David Bevington
  6. The Tragedy of King Richard II is a play by William Shakespeare. It was probably first performed in 1595, and published in 1597. The play covers the last two years of Richard II’s life, from 1398 to 1400, during which he was deposed by Henry Bolingbroke, who became Henry IV in 1399. The play explores Richard’s growing unpopularity and ...

  7. People also ask

  8. Here is a brief Richard II summary: Shakespeare’s Richard II opens in the court of King Richard II in Coventry, where a dispute between Henry Bolingbroke, the son of John of Gaunt, and Thomas Mowbray, the Duke of Norfolk, is to be resolved by a tournament. Bolingbroke has accused Mowbray of being implicated in the death of the king’s uncle ...

  1. Searches related to richard ii shakespeare summary

    king richard ii shakespeare summary