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Richard II

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"Richard II"
Excerpt from Act 4, Scene 1 : Westminster Hall.

Actors: Jo Stone-Fewings (King Richard II), Robert Whitelock (Henry Bolingbroke)

Clip lenght: 3 min 02 sec.
  Performed by:
The Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk)

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Synopsis:

His hold on power is weak, his enemies many. Now he must fight not just for his crown, but for his very survival.

Rated PG-13. Murder... Treachery... politics in other words.

"More political bad blood than a Gore/Bush rematch filmed by Quentin Tarantino."
- Washington Sun

History:

aka "The Tragedy of King Richard the Second"

Written in 1595

In performance in December 1595

First published in 1597

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You can read the full text of
"Richard II" at MIT.edu:
"Richard II: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"Richard II" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Richard II"

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