This moving and eloquent historical drama depicts the conflict between a willful and arrogant poet of a king, Richard II, and his politically pragmatic cousin, Bolingbroke. Rich with memorable scenes and speeches, this lyrical history moves from a splendid medieval tournament to the poignant surrender of a crown; from the queen’s heart-shattering farewell to her king to Richard’s murder—a deed “chronicled in hell” that lives forever as one of the great moments in theater.
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Review: Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1)User Review - Karla - Goodreads
I saw the play at Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London and this moment will stay with me forever. I adored it. The play was magnificent and Shakespeare wrote it beautifully. Read full review
Review: Richard II (Wars of the Roses #1)User Review - Bill Kerwin - Goodreads
For the first time, Shakespeare creates a compelling historical protagonist who speaks naturally in a poetic voice that is truly, distinctively his own. In his earlier works involving kings and ... Read full review