Introducing Richard the Second

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What is this lesson is about?

Why does banning something suddenly make it so much more interesting? In today’s lesson we’ll talk about Richard II, a Shakespearean play that was censored by Queen Elizabeth I who was the monarch at the time. We’ll look at how this play continues Shakespeare’s exploration in individualism and which scene was the one that made Queen Elizabeth so uncomfortable. 

We’ll look at:
• Why Richard’s story fits the theme of individualism 1️⃣
• Whether Shakespeare was a patriot or a rebel 🦹‍♂️
• What happens when an individual is stripped of their societal role



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