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Published: 30 September 2011

300 Pages | 15 halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198186427

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Richard II

William Shakespeare
Edited by Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachnin

The Oxford Shakespeare

  • The accessible and wide-ranging introduction discusses the historical circumstances surrounding the play, covering the period that it dramatizes - the beginnings of the "wars of the roses"- and the period in which it was written - late Elizabethan England - and analyses the play's political significance both in its own time and in our own
  • Extensive commentary helps the reader to better appreciate the language, characters, and action
  • Detailed and careful analysis of textual issues shows how the text was transmitted
  • Lively illustrations provide a sense of the historical background and helps bring to life the play as it has been performed over the years