Read Shakespeare in all its brilliance--and understand what every word means! Don't be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bard's plays accessible and enjoyable. For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground. And tell sad stories of the death of kings. Shakespeare's poetic history play looks at the brief rule of Richard II and examines the question: What makes a good king--divine right by blood or intelligence, skill, and political savvy?