A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespeare’s Richard II, a political tragedy and historical play set during the Hundred Years’ War.
As a historical drama of 1595, Richard II contains imaginative descriptions and characterizations of real people in history and balances poetic language with harsh realism. Moreover, Richard II expresses themes of betrayal, leadership, and father-son relationships. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakespeare’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:
- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As
The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including
essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.