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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Washington Square Pr
Publication date June 28, 2005
Pages 290
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743484916
ISBN-10 0743484916
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $5.99
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Summary
The critically acclaimed series from the leading center for Shakespearean studies presents freshly edited texts of each play based on the earliest printed versions, along with detailed explanatory notes on facing pages, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, an introduction to the language of Shakespeare's time, and essays by outstanding scholars that furnish a modern perspective on the plays.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Shakespeare’s Richard II presents a momentous struggle between Richard II and his cousin Henry Bolingbroke. Richard is the legitimate king; he succeeded his grandfather, King Edward III, after the earlier death of his father Edward, the Black Prince. Yet Richard is also seen by many as a tyrant. He toys with his subjects, exiling Bolingbroke for six years.

When he seizes the title and property that should be Bolingbroke’s, Richard threatens the very structure of the kingdom. Bolingbroke returns with an army that is supported by nobles and commoners alike, both believing themselves oppressed by Richard. This sets the stage for a confrontation between his army and the tradition of sacred kingship supporting the isolated but now more sympathetic Richard.

The authoritative edition of Richard II from The Folger Shakespeare Library, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, 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 the play’s famous lines and phrases
-An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
-An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
-Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books
-An annotated guide to further reading

Essay by Harry Berger, Jr.

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, 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 Folger.edu.

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Paperback
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With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 25, 2015)
9781517507565 | details & prices | 126 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.29 in. | List price $8.99
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About: King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 20, 2015)
9781517427719 | details & prices | 126 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.29 in. | List price $10.99
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About: Includes an updated bibliography, suggested references, and state and film history, a New Overview by Sylvan Barnet, former chairman of the English Department at Tufts University.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 14, 2015)
9781517297534 | details & prices | 126 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.29 in. | List price $8.99
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About: This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 10, 2015)
9781514884737 | details & prices | 126 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.29 in. | List price $7.99
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About: King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to be written in approximately 1595.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (July 8, 2015)
9781514896822 | details & prices | 70 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.18 in. | List price $5.78
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About: The first play of a historical tetralogy consisting of Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and 2) and Henry V, Richard II details the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous rise of Henry IV.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 5, 2014)
9781501071751 | details & prices | 110 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $6.50
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About: The Life and Death of King Richard the Second.
With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (January 7, 2014)
9781494890094 | details & prices | 114 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.26 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.99
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With William Shakespeare | from Createspace Independent Pub (April 8, 2012)
9781475163070 | details & prices | 122 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.28 in. | List price $9.99
This edition also contains Richard II
About: The Wonder of Shakespeare One who reads a few of Shakespeare's great plays and then the meager story of his life is generally filled with a vague wonder.
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With Paul Werstine (other contributor), Barbara A. Mowat (other contributor) | from Washington Square Pr (June 28, 2005)
9780743484916 | details & prices | 290 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
About: The critically acclaimed series from the leading center for Shakespearean studies presents freshly edited texts of each play based on the earliest printed versions, along with detailed explanatory notes on facing pages, scene-by-scene plot summaries, a key to famous lines and phrases, an introduction to the language of Shakespeare's time, and essays by outstanding scholars that furnish a modern perspective on the plays.

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