Richard II : the life and death of King Richard the Second /
edited by Nick de Somogyi.
London : Nick Hern Books, 2003.
liii, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
1854596780 (pbk.)
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London : Nick Hern Books, 2003.
1854596780 (pbk.)
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"The First folio of 1623 and a parallel modern edition."
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Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Roma Gill, has taught Shakespeare at all levels. She has acted in and directed Shakespeare's plays, and has lectured on Shakespeare all over the world
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition of 'Richard II' reproduces the first folio of the play but in modern type. As an aid to understanding, a fully modernised version of the text appears on each opposite page. It also includes two introductions, textual notes and a facsimile page from the first folio.
Main Description
Each edition includes: - Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play - Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play - Scene-by-scene plot summaries - A key to famous lines and phrases - An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language - An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play - Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Phyllis Rackin The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit
Main Description
New Shakespeare, long since out-of-print, is now reissued. Each work contains a lengthy and lively introduction, main text, and substantial notes and glossary.
Main Description
The Shakespeare Folios series - offering the absolute authenticity of the First Folio in a totally accessible form. 'A quite wonderful idea... So blindingly obvious, I can't understand why nobody had thought of it before. I will certainly use the texts myself' - Peter Hall This edition accurately reproduces the text of the Shakespeare First Folio (1623), but in modern type. At a stroke the dust of ages is blown away and what Shakespeare actually intended is revealed to modern readers. Now Shakespeareans everywhere - students, actors, directors - can see for themselves what the Folio really says. As a further aid to understanding, on each opposing page the same text appears in a fully modernised version - a useful safety net whenever the Folio becomes problematic. Each volume also contains: - an introduction to the particular play - textual notes - an appendix giving variant versions from the Quarto where appropriate - a facsimile page from the First Folio
Table of Contents
Crisis in the Monarchyp. iv
Family treep. vi
Leading Characters in the Playp. ix
Synopsisp. xi
Richard II: commentaryp. xiii
Authentic?p. xxv
Shakespeare's Versep. xxix
Source, Date, and Textp. xxxi
Characters in the Playp. xxxii
Richard IIp. 1
Shakespeare's Sourcesp. 108
Richard II: three views on the kingp. 113
Classwork and Examinationsp. 115
Discussionp. 115
Character Studyp. 116
Activitiesp. 118
Context Questionsp. 120
Comprehension and Appreciation Questionsp. 121
Essaysp. 124
Projectsp. 125
Backgroundp. 127
Governmentp. 127
Religionp. 127
Educationp. 128
Languagep. 128
Dramap. 129
Theatrep. 130
Further Readingp. 131
William Shakespeare 1564-1616p. 133
List of Shakespeare's Playsp. 135
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