Richard II

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 35 reviews)

Richard II by William Shakespeare is the first of eight plays that portray a historically-informed version of the War of the Roses - beginning in about 1365 and ending with Richard III's death in 1485.
(Summary by Cori)

Edited by J. M. Smallheer and John Gonzalez.
Narration, Keeper, and Lord - read by Annie Coleman
King Richard II and First Servant - read by Peter Yearsley
Northumberland and Gaunt - read by Chip
Bolingbroke - read by Kayvan Sylvan
Aumerle - read by John Gonzalez
Henry Percy - read by Michael Sirois
York - read by Martin Clifton
Mowbray - read by Mark F. Smith
Surrey and Willoughby - read by Nikolle Doolin
Salisbury - read by David Barnes
Bushy and Carlisle - read by Cecelia Prior
Bagot, Abbot, Scroop, and Exton - read by Linton
Green - read by deadwhitemales
Queen Isabel - read by Joy Chan
Duchess of York - read by Kristen McQuillin
Berkeley - read by Rainer
Ross - read by Mr. Baby Man
Fitzwater and Groom - read by Sean McKinley
Marshal - read by Lenny Glionna Jr.
Captain and First Herald - read by Hugh Mac
Duchess of Gloucester - read by Gesine
Lady - read by Maureen S. O'Brien
Gardener, Second Herald, and Second Servant - read by Kara Shallenberg
(3 hr 2 min)


Act 1 44:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 38:05 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 39:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 23:43 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 36:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Slow reading

(3 stars)

this may be a wonderful speed for people learning English or hearing Shakespeare for the first time. In any other case, the reading is slow and laborious.

(2 stars)

Hereford's reader sounds too weak and unsure. As he is a major character found it difficult to make it past Act I. Uneven. King Richard's reader much more convincing.

(5 stars)

Great stuff thx to all readers