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Syphilis And Part 2 of Henry IV

Shakespeare wrote 2 Henry IV very soon after he finished part 1 and the narrative structure of the two plays is remarkably similar.  According to David Bevington, the editor of my text, this similarity occurs nowhere else in Shakespeare’s plays.  2,503 more words


King Richard II and Myths about Shakespeare's Histories

I have to say that I had some preconceived ideas about Shakespeare’s history plays.  I have since found these ideas to be untrue.  So far I’ve read three different history plays – John, Richard II, and Richard III as part of a college course.  2,895 more words


Get thee to the Folger...

There’s only a week or so left on the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibition, “The Curatorial Eye,” which is billed as “discoveries from the Folger vault.” But it’s worth making an effort to get there. 119 more words