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The Life and Death of Richard the Second (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

Shakespeare’s Richard II is a puzzling play about a puzzling historical figure. Is Richard II a weak king who is shamefully deposed? Is he a noble king who chooses to abdicate to spare his people the horrors of war? This is a facsimile edition of the play from the First Folio edition of 1623.

Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition 1623 from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. with an Introduction and Census of Copies by Sidney Lee (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1902).


The text is in the public domain.

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