The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

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Penguin, 2000 - Drama - 113 pages
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Contents

Publishers Note
vi
The Theatrical World
vii
The Texts of Shakespeare
xxii
Introduction
xxvi
Note on the Text
xliv
The Tragedy of King Richard the Second
1
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About the author (2000)

William Shakespearewas born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April, 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.
A. R.Braunmulleris Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited plays in both the Oxford ("King John") and Cambridge ("Macbeth") series of Shakespeare editions. He is also general editor of The New Cambridge Shakespeare.
Stephen Orgelis the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University and general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. His books include"Imagining Shakespeare," "The Authentic Shakespeare," "Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare s England"and"The Illusion of Power.

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