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  • ISBN: 9780792751816 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751817 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 52 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Rupert Graves (Richard II), Julian Glover (Bolingbroke), John Wood (John of Gaunt), Isla Blair (Duchess of Gloucester), John Nettleton (York), Rupert Penry-Jones (Aumerle), Peter Jeffrey (Northumberland), Edward De Souza (Carlisle), Saira Todd (Queen), Susan Brown (Duchess of York).
Summary, etc.:
Shakespeare's finest verse play is also his first portrait of the psychology of power. The sensitive and poetic Richard II is undoubtedly the rightful king of England but he is unscrupulous and weak. When his cousin Henry Bolingbroke returns from banishment and mounts a challenge to his authority, Richard's right to the throne proves of little help to him. Richard is forced to abdicate, but as his power is stripped away, he gains dignity and self-awareness, and he meets his death heroically. Meanwhile Bolingbroke's seizure of the crown has caused resentment among the nobles of England. Rupert Graves is Richard II, and Julian Glover is Bolingbroke. John Wood plays John of Gaunt.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Great Britain > History > Richard II, 1377-1399 > Drama.
Genre: Historical drama.

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