King Richard the Second
Richard has been king since he was nine years old, but never really learned how to do it properly. So now his Lancastrian cousin Bolingbroke underhandedly usurps the crown and sets off a series of eight plays in which order is not restored until the last scene in Richard the Third. “He is come to open the purple testament of bleeding war."
Here is a detailed synopsis on Wikipedia.
If your group reads the plays straight through in one sitting and you want to divide up the parts, we have a number of “cast” lists already divided up for you. These are text files that you edit to suit your group. We always recommend in a straight-through read that each participant take a moment beforehand to mark their parts—then everything proceeds so smoothly. (coming soon)
• Cast for 9, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 10, plus a reader for Stage Directions
• Cast for 12, plus a reader for Stage Directions
For those of you who provide parts a scene at a time, this Character Chart shows all the characters' lines in each scene: Richard the Second
And this chart gives brief descriptions of each of the historical characters in this play: Historical Richard the Second
This is an audio recording of the play by professional actors with sound effects:
Edited-for-film versions of the Henriad, four discs: Richard the Second, Henry the Fourth parts One and Two, and Henry the Fifth