Richard II

The 1st play of a old tetralogy which includes Shakespeare’s Henry IV (parts 1 and a pair of) and Henry V, Richard II info the tragic downfall of the eponymous king and simultaneous upward thrust of Henry IV. while Richard II’s reliance on his bloodline and the Divine correct of Kings makes him quaint and comparable to medieval rulers, Henry IV’s contrastingly glossy reliance on Machiavellian ideas and his highbrow prowess provides him an part that's finally Richard’s undoing. a strong and intricate tragedy, Richard II continues to be probably the most politically charged performs of Shakespeare’s illustrious occupation.

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Rosary 154. homosexual: exceptional, tremendous 156. palmer’s: pilgrim’s (See photo. ) A palmer. (3. three. 156) From Henry Peacham, Minerua Britanna . . . (1612). 159. vague: suggested òbscure one hundred sixty. King’s street: i. e. , instead of in consecrated floor 161. alternate: site visitors 164. buried as soon as: i. e. , as soon as i'm buried 167. inn: beat down; corn: wheat 168. revolting: rebelling 169. play the wantons: dally, trifle one hundred seventy. make . . . fit: i. e. , devise a smart video game 172. fretted: i. e. , dug (literally, worn away) one hundred seventy five. in poor health: misfortune (that factors them to weep) 176. idly: foolishly one hundred eighty. make a leg: i. e. , bow 181. base court docket: outermost courtyard (Holinshed says that Bolingbroke waited for Richard “within the 1st gate” of the fort. ); attend: wait 183. glist’ring: glittering; Phaëton: son of Apollo, the sunlight god, killed whereas trying to force the chariot of the sunlight (See photo. ) “Down I come, like glist’ring Phaëton. ” (3. three. 183) From Ovid, . . . Metamorphoseos Libri XV . . . (1527). 184. in need of the deal with of: i. e. , not able to manage deal with: i. e. , manège, horsemanship 187. do them grace: i. e. , exhibit them desire 194. fondly: foolishly; frantic guy: madman 196. Stand all aside: i. e. , every person stand apart 201. Me relatively had: i. e. , I had particularly 208. redoubted: feared, reverenced 213. wish: lack 216. prepared: willingly three. four Richard’s queen overhears a gardener describing Richard’s downfall and possible deposition. 2. heavy: unhappy, sorrowful 3–5. bowls, rubs, bias: within the online game of bowls, rubs are obstructions that prevent or deflect the process the bowl; the unfairness is the curve that brings the ball to the specified element. (See photo. ) “We’ll play at bowls. ” (3. four. three) From Le centre de l’amour . . . (1650? ). 7. can . . . degree: can't circulation rhythmically eight. no degree retains: is aware no restrict or bounds 14. short of: missing 15. bear in mind: remind sixteen. had: in my ownership, instead of in need of, or missing (line 14) 17, 19. wish: lack 19. boots no longer: does no sturdy, doesn't aid 25. sing: i. e. , sing for pleasure 29. My wretchedness unto: i. e. , i might guess my wretchedness opposed to 30. country: i. e. , concerns of country 31. opposed to: earlier than; forerun with: foreshadowed through 32. younger: a few versions print “yon,” from the Folio’s “yond. ” apricokes: apricots (See photograph. ) An apricot tree. (3. four. 32) From John Gerard, The herball or generall historie of plantes . . . (1633). Gardeners pruning an arbor. (3. four. 32–72) From Thomas Hill, The gardeners labyrinth . . . (1577). 34. in their prodigal weight: i. e. , from their over the top weight (The notice prodigal, with its institutions with wasteful children—as within the “prodigal son” tale in Luke 15. 11–32—continues the parallel among the fruit of the apricot and unruly little ones. ) 37. sprays: twigs of timber or shrubs forty-one. noisome: destructive, injurious forty three. faded: zone enclosed through a fence (See photograph. ) A backyard encompassed with pales. (3. four. forty three) From Thomas Hill, The gardeners labyrinth . . . (1577). forty five. company property: sound or fit situation forty nine. knots: intricately designed flower beds (See photograph.

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