Richard II: Comprehensive Guide for A Level AQA B

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AQA B A Level

Written entirely in verse, Richard II sees Shakespeare flexing his poetic muscles as he moves towards the mature mastery that characterises his greatest achievements. The central character of Richard is cruel, unjust and careless, but at the same time sensitive, intelligent and aware. Though less well-known than other big hitters, Richard II is sure to capture the imagination of students through the AQA B lens of Tragedy.

Consolidate and deepen learning!


  • discussion prompts
  • active learning tasks (including close-reading questions)
  • further reading suggestions
  • key literary and linguistic terms

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough chapter-by-chapter commentary walks students through each section
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, context, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    Supports teaching by ensuring all key areas are covered

Plus! Key Quotations for each scene, a Further Reading List and a Glossary of Key Terms.