Richard II

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Shakespeare's Richard II is believed to have been written around 1595.

The play is the first part of a tetralogy of four works, sometimes referred to as the Henriad.

The following three plays, Henry IV, Part 1; Henry IV, Part 2; and Henry V are about Richard's successors.

Synopsis
The story of Richard II in plain English.

Famous quotes
A selection of famous quotes from the play.

Key moments
Directors choose their own key moments, depending on their interpretation of the play. Here Kath Bradley selects a number of important scenes.

Michael Boyd's 2007 production
Further details of the Histories production.

Photo: Jonathan Slinger as Richard II in Michael Boyd's production.

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