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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Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, King Richard II has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version of Richard II aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.From the Publisher:
An exciting new edition of the complete works of Shakespeare with these features: Illustrated with photographs from New York Shakespeare Festival productions, vivid readable readable introductions for each play by noted scholar David Bevington, a lively personal foreword by Joseph Papp, an insightful essay on the play in performance, modern spelling and pronunciation, up-to-date annotated bibliographies, and convenient listing of key passages.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0110730
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Book Description Penguin, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Describes the poetic fall of a tragic hero. New paperback copy, may have some shelf wear, ready for immediate despatch. Bookseller Inventory # 010120
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140707190
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140707190