Comparing history plays with history

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The purpose of this page is to compare history plays with his events reported in history books.

English history[edit | edit source]

Examples of played based on English history include those of William Shakespeare.

King John[edit | edit source]

King Richard II[edit | edit source]

King Henry IV[edit | edit source]

King Henry V[edit | edit source]

King Henry VI[edit | edit source]

King Richard III[edit | edit source]

King Henry VIII[edit | edit source]

King Edward IV[edit | edit source]

Thomas Heywood wrote two plays on Edward IV, parts 1 and 2.

Mary Stuart[edit | edit source]

Friedrich Schiller wrote Mary Stuart.

French history[edit | edit source]

Several plays in English deal with French history. See French history in the English-speaking theatre.

Joan of Arc[edit | edit source]

William Shakespeare's Henry VI, part 1 concerns part of the story of Joan of Arc (1412–1431). The 19th centory drmatist Tom Taylor wrote Jeanne d'Arc (1871) based on her life, as did 20th century authors Percy MacKaye with Jeanne d'Arc (1906) and George Bernard Shaw with Saint Joan (1923).

Napoleon[edit | edit source]

German history[edit | edit source]

Friedrich Schiller wrote a trilogy on Wallenstein.

Mary Stuart[edit | edit source]

Spanish history[edit | edit source]

Italian history[edit | edit source]