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Richard II—History and Kingship

Lecture no. 9 from the course: How to Read and Understand Shakespeare

Richard II—History and Kingship

Taught by Professor Marc C. Conner | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

In his history plays, Shakespeare addresses profound issues of politics, philosophy, and religion. In Richard II, engage with core thematic elements that drive the history plays: the question of the “divine right” of kingship, the larger meanings of historical events, and the conflict between brothers—an emblem for civil war

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