King John

Time Spent:

973 Hours

Characters:

KING HENRY VIII, KING JOHN, CHATILLON, QUEEN ELINOR, ESSEX, BASTARD, ROBERT, LADY FAULCONBRIDGE, GURNEY, LEWIS, ARTHUR, AUSTRIA, CONSTANCE, KING PHILIP, BLANCH, First Citizen, French Herald, English Herald, SALISBURY, CARDINAL PANDULPH, HUBERT, First Executioner, PEMBROKE, Messenger, PETER, BIGOT, MELUN, PRINCE HENRY

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. KING JOHN'S palace. Enter KING JOHN, QUEEN ELINOR, PEMBROKE, ESSEX, SALISBURY, and others, with CHATILLON Now, say, Chatillon, what would France with us? Thus, after greeting, speaks the King of France In my behavior to the majesty, The borrow'd majesty, of England here. A strange beginning: 'borrow'd majesty!' Silence, good mother, hear the embassy. Philip of France, in right and true behalf Of thy deceased brother Geffrey's son, Arthur Plantagenet, lays most lawful claim To this fair island and the territories, To Ireland, Poictiers, Anjou, Touraine, Maine, Desiring thee to lay aside the sword Which sways usurpingly these several titles, And put these same into young Arthur's hand, Thy nephew and right royal sovereign. What follows if we disallow of this? The proud control of fierce and bloody war, To enforce these rights so forcibly withheld. Here have we war for war and blood for blood, Controlment for controlment: so answer France. Then take my king's defiance from my mouth,

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan