Richard II

Time Spent:

716 Hours

Characters:

GOWER, KING RICHARD II, JOHN OF GAUNT, HENRY BOLINGBROKE, THOMAS MOWBRAY, DUCHESS, Lord Marshal, DUKE OF AUMERLE, First Herald, Second Herald, GREEN, BUSHY, All, DUKE OF YORK, QUEEN, NORTHUMBERLAND, LORD ROSS, LORD WILLOUGHBY, Servant, BAGOT, HENRY PERCY, LORD BERKELEY, Captain, EARL OF SALISBURY, BISHOP OF CARLISLE, SIR STEPHEN SCROOP, Lady, Gardener, GARDENER, LORD FITZWATER, DUKE OF SURREY, Abbot, DUCHESS OF YORK, EXTON, Groom, Keeper

Play:

  • ACT I SCENE I. London. KING RICHARD II's palace. Enter KING RICHARD II, JOHN OF GAUNT, with other Nobles and Attendants Old John of Gaunt, time-honour'd Lancaster, Hast thou, according to thy oath and band, Brought hither Henry Hereford thy bold son, Here to make good the boisterous late appeal, Which then our leisure would not let us hear, Against the Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray? I have, my liege. Tell me, moreover, hast thou sounded him, If he appeal the duke on ancient malice, Or worthily, as a good subject should, On some known ground of treachery in him? As near as I could sift him on that argument, On some apparent danger seen in him Aim'd at your highness, no inveterate malice. Then call them to our presence, face to face, And frowning brow to brow, ourselves will hear The accuser and the accused freely speak: High-stomach'd are they both, and full of ire, In rage deaf as the sea, hasty as fire. Enter HENRY BOLINGBROKE and THOMAS MOWBRAY Many years of happy days befal My gracious sovereign, my most loving liege!

Tags:

Shakespeare, Play, Poetry

Entered by: Sebastiaan