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Richard II: Vanity, Extravagance, Responsibility

Synopsis
Deals with the literary and political context of the play. Focuses on key scenes which develop the ideas of kingship and honour. Considers the quarrel between Mowbray and Bolingbroke, Gaunt’s dying speech, Richard’s return from Ireland, the garden scene, the episodes in Westminster Hall, and Richard’s imprisonment in Pomfret Castle.
Series
Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Multimedia
Year of release
1984
Duration
28 mins
Availability
Out of Distribution

Credits

Writer
Richard Selerie
Contributor
Max Arthur; Richard Klee

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Accompanying booklet includes summary, commentary, bibliography and questions for discussion.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet includes summary, commentary, bibliography and questions for discussion.
Uses
GCSE level.

Production Company

Name

Audio Learning

Notes
distributed by AVP. AVP ceased trading. No other distributor found with the AL catalogue (10/2015).

Distributor (Sale)

Name

AVP

Email
info@avp.co.uk
Web
http://avp.100megs28.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01291 625439
Fax
01291 629671
Address
School Hill Centre
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5PH
Notes
Use for: Audio Visual Productions. Ceased trading.

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