Comparing history plays with history

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

English historyEdit

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

King JohnEdit

King Richard IIEdit

King Henry IVEdit

King Henry VEdit

King Henry VIEdit

King Richard IIIEdit

King Henry VIIIEdit

King Edward IVEdit

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

Mary StuartEdit

Friedrich Schiller wrote Mary Stuart.

French historyEdit

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

Joan of ArcEdit

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).


German historyEdit

Friedrich Schiller wrote a trilogy on Wallenstein.

Mary StuartEdit

Spanish historyEdit

Italian historyEdit