Like every other play in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, King Richard II has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. This version of Richard II aims to be different from other editions of the play. It invites you to bring the play to life in your classroom through enjoyable activities that will help increase your understanding. You are encourage to make up your own mind about the play, rather than have someone else's interpretation handed down to you. Whatever you do, remember that Shakespeare wrote his plays to be acted, watched and enjoyed.
Where does the play begin?; As the play begins; List of characters; King Richard II; Perspectives; King Richard II as theatre; King Richard II as political history; King Richard II as tragedy; The language of King Richard II; William Shakespeare.