Comparing history plays with history
The purpose of this page is to compare history plays with his events reported in history books.
Examples of played based on English history include those of William Shakespeare.
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.
Friedrich Schiller wrote Mary Stuart.
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).
Friedrich Schiller wrote a trilogy on Wallenstein.