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#The history of King Richard the Second acted at the Theatre Royal under the name of The Sicilian usurper : with a prefatory epistle in vindication of the author, occasion'd by the prohibition of this play on the stage / by N. Tate.#

##Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715.## The history of King Richard the Second acted at the Theatre Royal under the name of The Sicilian usurper : with a prefatory epistle in vindication of the author, occasion'd by the prohibition of this play on the stage / by N. Tate. Tate, Nahum, 1652-1715.

##General Summary##

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This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. This Phase I text is available for reuse, according to the terms of Creative Commons 0 1.0 Universal. The text can be copied, modified, distributed and performed, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

Major revisions

  1. 2002-02 TCP Assigned for keying and markup
  2. 2002-03 Aptara Keyed and coded from ProQuest page images
  3. 2002-04 TCP Staff (Michigan) Sampled and proofread
  4. 2002-04 John Latta Text and markup reviewed and edited
  5. 2002-05 pfs Batch review (QC) and XML conversion

##Content Summary##

#####Front##### King Richard II. The first alteration of this play was by Tate, intitled, "The Sicilian Usurper." It

  1. TO My Esteemed FRIEND George Raynsford, Esq

  2. PROLOGUE.

  3. SONG for the third ACT.

  4. SONG For the Prison SCENE in the last ACT.

  5. The Persons Names, together with those under which the Play was Acted.

  6. Books newly Printed for R. Tonson and J. Tonson.

#####Body#####

  1. THE HISTORY OF King Richard the IId.

    _ ACT I. SCENE a Chamber of State. King Richard, John of Gaunt, Northumberland, Piercie, Ross, Willoughby, wi

    • SCENE the Second.

    • SCENE the Third.

    _ ACT II. A Chamber.Gaunt Sick, to him York.York.NOW Brother, what cheer?Gaunt.Why well, 'tis with me as old G

    • SCENE the Third.

    • SCENE the Fourth.

    _ ACT the Third.

    • SCENE the First.

    • SCENE The Second.

    • SCENE the Third.

    • SCENE the Fourth.

    _ ACT IV. Enter York, Aumarle in their Parliament Robes, Two Messengers from Bullingbrook.York.TUt, tut, tut,

    • SCENE the Parliament.

    _ ACT V. Enter Dutchess and Aumarle.Dutch.AT that sad passage Tears broke off your Story,Where rude misgovern

    • SCENE the Second.

    • SCENE the Third.

    • SCENE, A Prison.

    • SCENE a Palace.

  2. EPILOGUE, Spoken by Mris. Cook.

Types of content

  • There are 1953 verse lines!
  • There are 422 drama parts! This is mixed prose (43) and verse (387) drama.
  • Oh, Mr. Jourdain, there is prose in there!

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