This is the latest edition in this successful series. It is fully annotated, with the notes facing the text. There are helpful sections at the front, and at the back there is a very wide range of questions for students, as well as the background to Shakespeare's England. This book is intended for... show more
This is the latest edition in this successful series. It is fully annotated, with the notes facing the text. There are helpful sections at the front, and at the back there is a very wide range of questions for students, as well as the background to Shakespeare's England. This book is intended for interest age: 14-16
Publish date: December 18th 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 168
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
Richard of Bordeaux - 4* Richard II - 3.5* A few days ago, I used a long weekend to devote some time to reading more of Josephine Tey’s plays (mostly published under her pen name Gordon Daviot). The most famous of those was a little historical drama called Richard of Bordeaux, which not only prope...
Richard III. Hm. Well, I think the beginning is a bit slow (not to say tedious) and there are a lot of characters. Maybe this play is less confusing for the English, because they have more insight on the War of Roses and the whole history of their monarchy. But I have no idea, how all of those chara...
This is one of Shakespeare's earlier tragedies though it probably falls more into the category of a history (particularly since it is the final play in the history cycle). A history it might be, though it can be argued that it is not an accurate history, but instead a piece of propaganda that was de...
So I watched the BBC's new Richard III starring some guy with the unlikely name of Eggs Benedict Cummerbund (or summat like that). He was good, but really, if you're competent to speak Shakespeare then you can hardly fail when you have lines as fabulous as Richard III has. This version has hacked do...
It is difficult to determine whether Richard II is a tragedy or not. It appears that when Shakespeare first drafted the play he drafted it as a tragedy (and it is one of his earlier plays) however as his folio of plays increased, it fall among his history plays. It should be considered that not all ...