Henry VI part II is the first of three Shakespeare plays based on the life and events of King Henry the VI. Set in 15 th century England against the backdrop of the famous dynastic ‘war of the roses’ it dramatizes the struggle for the English throne fought between the houses of Lancaster and the house of York.
A complete summary of William Shakespeare's Play, Macbeth. Find out more about his desire to be King and the lengths that he and his wife will both go Summary of William Shakespeare's Macbeth: Macbeth hears that he is going to be king; he and Lady Macbeth kill people so he can become king; both of them die.
A complete summary of William Shakespeare's Play, Julius Caesar. Find out more about the tragedy, based on true events on the conspiracy against Caesar Summary of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar is warned of the ides of March, ignores it, and dies; plebeians are way too easily swayed; all the conspirators die too.
The Wonder of Will: The Campaign for the Folger Shakespeare Library is raising $50 million to support a major building renovation project and the Folger’s many programs that bring Shakespeare and his world to life for scholars, students, enthusiasts, and you. A new pavilion will feature exhibition galleries and accessible, inviting public spaces.
Each Shakespeare’s play name links to a range of resources about each play: Character summaries, plot outlines, example essays and famous quotes, soliloquies and monologues: All’s Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It The Comedy of Errors Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet Henry IV Part 1 Henry IV Part 2 Henry VIII Henry VI Part ...
Plot Summary. Lear, King of Britain, in an attempt to avoid future strife, divides his kingdom between his three daughters. His eldest two, Regan (wife of Cornwall) and Gonerill (wife of Albany), respond to his request for a show of love, but Cordelia is unable to, not wanting to be hypocritical.