[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: This Earth Shall Have a Feeling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Play: Richard II
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Richard II, Henry Bolingbroke, occasional others
Warnings: No common triggers. Contains self-loathing, loathing of other people, mild clockpunk elements, dead children, faulty understanding of religion, period attitudes toward sexuality, and unmerited resentment of dead people.
Rating: It's pretty close to G-rated. There is like one use of the word catamites.
Summary: For the first time in generations, England has a king without magic.
Notes: The bit about Edward I attempting to exhume Arthur is real, although its results are obviously not; the references to cramp-rings and touch-pieces are also basically accurate. Clockwork gardens were also a real thing, although quite a bit later than Richard II. Finally, I am infinitely grateful to everyone who held my hand while I was writing this fic and helped me to work out reasonably consistent rules for the magic.

What had always bothered Thomas the most was the bees. )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair and I have a new year's gift -- since that is TOTALLY HOW THEY DID IT BACK THEN -- for histories!fandom, in the form of our first ACTUAL FIC COLLABORATION. Hope you enjoy!

Title: Fugue, Chorale
Author: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair and [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Aumerle
Rating: R
Word Count: 2745
Warnings: Fairly explicit sex, extremely explicit angst, bad poetry, puns, hunting references, unhealthy uses of ink, hypothetical references to sex with John Gower
Notes: Edward of York wrote The Master of Game, the oldest extant English hunting manual, at least partly while in prison on suspicion of treason (he was, obviously, not convicted). It is in large part a translation of Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, as Edward himself points out in the story, although there are additions and subtractions to make the work suitable for an English audience. All quotations from the text come from the well-known 1904 edition with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt, who refers to the text's two authors as "mighty men with their hands." (Fnarr.) There is no evidence that Edward was working on this project as early as 1396-97 (which is when we are assuming this fic takes place), but he could have been, as the original was completed ten years previously.

Edward looked down at his hands and beneath them he saw not only -- papers-- ink-- words -- )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Not With the Empty Hollowness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Play: Richard II
Characters/Pairing: Richard/Anne, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Robert de Vere, with reference to Richard/Isabel and Richard/minions
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1876
Warnings: Somewhat graphic illness and decay; medieval English attitudes toward the Irish; gratuitous vomit; inexplicit sex
Summary: Nature is fine in love, and where 'tis fine / It sends some precious instance of itself / After the thing it loves.
Notes: Some details are clarified in endnotes. Where history diverges from Shakespeare, I have followed Shakespeare throughout. Many thanks to everyone who offered input and encouragement during the writing of this fic.

O that I were as great
As is my grief, or lesser than my name!
Or that I could forget what I have been,
Or not remember what I must be now!

-- Richard II 3.3.136-39


There were once three kings out hunting when they became separated from their retainers.... )
[identity profile] angevin2.livejournal.com
Title: Pity My Picture Burning
Author: [livejournal.com profile] highfantastical
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] aka_centimetre2
Play: Richard II
Rating: R
Pairings: Richard/Henry, Richard/Aumerle, Richard/Anne, Henry/Mary.
Warnings: Angst, possible crime, allusions to suicide attempt, possible self-injury triggers, reference to past child abuse.
Summary: In 1983, an acclaimed English artist dies in mysterious circumstances, far from home. Fourteen years later, it's time to revisit the story.
Acknowledgements: Many thanks to my very kind beta readers.

The other man sat across from him, his hands flat on the sticky tabletop.  )
[identity profile] speak-me-fair.livejournal.com
Title: Gold in Physic
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] gileonnen and [livejournal.com profile] speak_me_fair
Fandom: Richard II
Pairings: Richard II/Robert de Vere, Robert de Vere/Edward of Norwich (Aumerle), Richard II/Anne of Bohemia
Rating/Warnings: R (sexuality, medieval swearing, dormouse imitations)
Summary: Richard II has a very peculiar way of arranging alliances.
Author's note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 on the successful defence of her dissertation.

Gold in Physic )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Title: Do not see my fair rose wither
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lareinenoire
Play: 1 Henry IV
Characters / Pairings: Hal, Isabel, Richard (flashback); Hal/Isabel, Richard/Isabel, Hal/Richard (sort of)
Rating: PG
Summary: After Richard's death, Isabel is escaping ghosts and Hal is chasing them.
Wordcount: 2153
Author's Notes: Part of the Big Shakespeare Histories AU, set just after To Mock the Expectation of the World. Regarding the above pairings, the timeline has been squashed somewhat, such that Hal is eighteen at the deposition, and Isabel is sixteen when she marries Richard.

There was no funeral in the end. )

Richard ii

Aug. 16th, 2009 11:36 pm
[identity profile] pepperland2.livejournal.com
Hi,
I am a "Richard II"-fanatic from Germany. Some years ago I read a novel by Rebecca Gable and that got me into the Plantagenet theme (uh, that's rather an embarrassing way, is it not?). I almost fell in love with Richard II when I saw the Shakespeare play in 2005 in Germany, although it wasn't very good. Somehow I forgot all about it.

But some months ago I googled the internet and I came across a picture of Ian McKellen as Richard and PENG! I was commpletely out of my mind :-) Now I finished writing a parody about the play and hope to get it published one day.
Enough said, here some picspam, because I love my Richard so much :-) )
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
I saw Richard II a few months ago and the rest of the cycle this past weekend, and took lots of notes. After (hopefully) making them more coherent, I posted them in my journal.
[identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
This community has been a bit quiet for some time, so I thought I'd post a review of the RSC production of Richard II. It's at my journal.

The short version: Brilliant.

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