William Shakespeare, Richard II
"Analysis of Shakespeare's Sources for Richard II"
Discussion of the role of locations in the play.
M.C. Bard: Hip Hop and Shakespeare
In this lesson, students will compare lyrics from hip hop songs with monologues from Shakespeare's plays, and perform both for the class.
Background and summary, guiding questions, extensive analysis, and suggestions for writing about the play, including possible writing prompts.
Summary, extensive analysis, study questions and essay topics.
Text of the play.
Background information from the British Library.
Students will use online resources in order to examine patterns of imagery in Richard II. By comparing these patterns to those of other Shakespeare plays, the students will draw conclusions about the different reasons Shakespeare uses imagery in the play.