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Title: Richard II (Modern)

Author: William Shakespeare

Editor: Catherine Lisak

Coordinating Editor: Michael Best

Textual Editor: Eric Rasmussen

ISBN: 978-1-55058-436-3

Editorial principles and publishing history: This edition takes the Quarto as copy text.

The first surviving edition of Richard the Second is this quarto (1597); it is particularly interesting in that much of the 'abdication scene' (TLN 1977-2140) is omitted, presumably because it was too sensitive politically. The Folio text of 1623 restores the omitted passage, and may include some additional corrections.

This publication has been proofread, but has not yet been peer reviewed.