Everything you need to understand or teach King Richard II by William Shakespeare.
It is generally believed that Shakespeare wrote during the mid-1590s Many scholars maintain that the play could not have been written before late 1594 or early 1595, Since It was not until this time that a poem thought to be one of Shakespeare's primary sources was listed in the Stationers' Register. (The Stationers' Company was an association of manufacturers and sellers of books. They kept a register of the tides of works to be printed and published.) The poem was an epic Written by Samuel Daniel entitled The Civil Wars Richard II Itself was not listed in the Stationers' Register until August 29, 1597.
In addition to Samuel Daniel's poem, in which there are many parallels to Richard II, Shakespearean scholars Identify several other works from which Shakespeare may have drawn in writing Richard II Viewed as the most significant of these sources is Raphael Hollnshed's Chronicles of England, Scotlande, and Irelande...
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