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Unformatted text preview: Henry IV Part One Topicality of Plays During the Essex uprising, someone involved hired Shakespeares company to play Richard II, with its deposition scene, in the streets. I am Richard II -- Elizabeth Bush as Richard III The Henriad English National Epic, like Homers Iliad , or Virgils Aeneid (ca 20 BCE), Roman national epic written under Augustus Caesar. Henriad = Shakespeares Second Tetralogy of Plays, the 4 plays: Richard II , Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V. The Two Tetralogies First Tetralogy, written at the beginning of Shakespeares career: Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3 , and Richard III (1590-93) about the years 1455-1485 Second Tetralogy: Richard II (1595, about the year 1395-1400) Henry IV parts 1 and 2 (1596-97, about 1400-1413) (1599, covers history from 1413-22) Deposition of Richard II motivates insurgency The Rebels put down Richard, that sweet lovely rose, / And plant this thorn, this canker, Bolingbroke (1.3.173-174) Vice, Virtue, and the Morality Play FALSTAFF: The reverend Vice, that gray Iniquity (2.5.2.5.413) Topicality of Plays...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course ENGLISH 350:322 taught by Professor Fulton during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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