(SparkNotes, Nov. 7, 2017)
Read Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and understand what every word means! Don’t be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard’s plays accessible and enjoyable.Each No Fear guide contains:The complete text of the original playA line-by-line translation that puts the words into everyday languageA complete list of characters, with descriptionsPlenty of helpful commentaryFor God's sake, let us sit upon the ground. And tell sad stories of the death of kings. Shakespeare’s poetic history play looks at the brief rule of Richard II and examines the question: What makes a good king—divine right by blood or intelligence, skill, and political savvy?