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King John

King John Overview

  • Category: Comedy
  • Period written: 1595-1596
  • First known performance: 1598
  • Number of lines: 2648
  • Number of scenes: 16
  • Total Characters: 28
  • Prose/Verse: 100% verse
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: None
  • Possible Sources: The English Chronicle of Ralph of Coggeshall (Ralph of Coggeshall, c. 1187–1224), The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke (Edward Hall, 1548), King Johan (John Bale, c. 1550), Actes and Monuments of Martyrs (John Foxe, 1583), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), The Troublesome Raigne of King John (Anonymous, 1591)

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