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King Richard II

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

1. Act 1
2. Act 2
3. Act 3
4. Act 4
5. Act 5

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The Tragedy of King Richard II, by William Shakespeare, is the first of the history series that continues with Parts 1 and 2 of King Henry IV and with The Life of King Henry V. At the beginning of the play, Richard II banishes his cousin Henry Bolingbroke from England. Bolingbroke later returns with an army and the support of some of the nobility, and he deposes Richard. Richard is separated from his beloved Queen, imprisoned, and later murdered. By the end of the play, Bolingbroke has been crowned King Henry IV.Audio edited by J. M. Smallheer and John Gonzalez. Characters:Narration, Keeper, and Lord – read by Annie ColemanKing Richard II and First Servant – read by Peter YearsleyNorthumberland and Gaunt – read by ChipBolingbroke – read by Kayvan SylvanAumerle – read by John GonzalezHenry Percy – read by Michael SiroisYork – read by Martin CliftonMowbray – read by Mark F. SmithSurrey and Willoughby – read by Nikolle DoolinSalisbury – read by David BarnesBushy and Carlisle – read by Cecelia PriorBagot, Abbot, Scroop, and Exton – read by LintonGreen – read by deadwhitemalesQueen Isabel – read by Joy ChanDuchess of York – read by Kristen McQuillinBerkeley – read by RainerRoss – read by Mr. Baby ManFitzwater and Groom – read by Sean McKinleyMarshal – read by Lenny Glionna Jr.Captain and First Herald – read by Hugh MacDuchess of Gloucester – read by GesineLady – read by Maureen S. O’BrienGardener, Second Herald, and Second Servant – read by Kara Shallenberg