The Cambridge School Shakespeare series arises out of the research and development work of the Shakespeare and Schools Project. Each play in the series has been carefully edited to enable students to inhabit Shakespeare's imaginative world in accessible and creative ways.
As well as the complete scripts (established by scholars working on the New Cambridge Shakespeare), the student will find a running synopsis of the action, an explanation of difficult words, and a wide range of classroom-tested activities to help turn the script into drama. This dramatic experience, for groups as well as for individuals, is at the heart of the series. Each editor therefore assumes an active rather than a passive student of the plays who is encouraged to share Shakespeare's love of language, interest in character and sense of theatre.
About the Author
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon where his father was a prosperous glover. His early life is obscure, but he married Anne Hathaway in 1682 with whom he had two children. By 1592 he was establishing himself in London, and over the next twenty years he wrote thirty-seven plays-and contributed to many more-was a prolific poet, and was taken up by several influential patrons. His Sonnets were first printed in 1609 by George Eld for Thomas Thorpe. The identity of Mr. W.H. to whom the Sonnets are dedicated remains a mystery, as does the identity of the aristocratic youth in the Sonnets and the enigmatic Dark Lady.
|Where does the play begin?|
|As the play begins|
|List of characters|
|King Richard II|
|King Richard II as theatre|
|King Richard II as political history|
|King Richard II as tragedy|
|The language of King Richard II|
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Series: Cambridge School Shakespeare
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 16 - 19 years old
For Grades: 11 - 14
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 16th March 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.29