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King Richard II Overview

King Richard II Overview

  • Category: History
  • Period written: 1595
  • First known performance: 1601 (Globe Theatre, London)
  • Number of lines: 2803
  • Number of scenes: 19
  • Total Characters: 39
  • Prose/Verse: 100% verse
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632, basis for Q6), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1597), Quarto 2 (1598), Quarto 3 (1598), Quarto 4 (1608), Quarto 5 (1615), Quarto 6 (1634)
  • Possible Sources: Thomas of Woodstock (Anonymous, 1397), The Chronicle of Froissart (Lord Berners, 1523–5), The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke (Edward Hall, 1548), A Myrroure for Magistrates (The Duke of Suffolk, 1559), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), The First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars (Samuel Daniel, 1595), Chronicque de la Traison et mort de Richart Deux Roy Dengleterre (Benjamin Williams, 1846)

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