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    Multi-chapter modern AU, or, more properly, a retelling, of Shakespeare's play, Richard II, set in the high-stakes tech industry. Characters and interpretation are based specifically on the 2013-14 RSC production, supplemented where appropriate and necessary eventually with characters, events and so forth from historical Richard II's life. Some chapters have very explicit sex, most do not. Look at the Notes at the start of each chapter to find out what's in store for that chapter.

    Language:
    English
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    31,336
    Chapters:
    10/?
    Comments:
    4
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    22
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    1
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    Richard II retold in a totalitarian Baathist regime in the Middle East, a continuing series
    (I had a prompt "Richard II in a modern setting." Somehow it became this.)

    Richard is a young president in a pseudo-democracy--a position he only secured due to his political family. But he has little mind for politics beyond his own self-preservation. His cousin Henry Bolingbroke wants to purge the government of all corruption and show the world that their nation is capable of true freedom and liberty...that is until Richard reprimands him for his inquires; then Bolingbroke's quest for reform becomes threatening to the heart of Richard's government.

    Language:
    English
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    6,437
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Kudos:
    1
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    85
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    August, 1388: Richard II of England has been dead for seven years, and his cousin the Prince of Wales is having a hard time.

    Language:
    English
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    2,496
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    8
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    85
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    亨利四世的小段子王座play

    Language:
    中文
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    241
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    Ask meme drabble written for this challenge. Prompt: Tim Hart & Maddy Prior, Bruton Town.

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    Language:
    English
    Words:
    100
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    4
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    46
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    Parents are so embarrassing. This is a story about that awkward moment when your dad overthrows the king of England.

    Or more plainly, the fourth act of Richard II from Prince Hal's perspective.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,479
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    11
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    1
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    126
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    A pot of spilled ink summons a childhood memory that piques Henry IV's guilt.

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    English
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    941
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    6
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    77
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    Aumerle's tender-heartedness extends to mind-reading.

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    to angevin2's prompt: 'Aumerle/Richard, telepathy'

    Language:
    English
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    397
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    85
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    It was an old tune, strangely sad. The drunken singers seemed to appreciate the sadness all the more because it was not theirs. Hard by the bar an enormously fat old man wiped his eyes, and wiped them again, and then blew his nose with a preposterous snort.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,626
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    25
    Kudos:
    27
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    203
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    Aumerle has come to plead for a pardon from Henry and discovers he'll have to earn it whether he wants to or not. Just when he thinks things can't get any worse, they do.

    Language:
    English
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    1,198
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    5
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    128
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    Richard II dies. And then things get a bit complicated, what with the kind of people you meet in what is (probably) Purgatory.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,982
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    7
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    Henry IV makes it to Jerusalem. Hijinks ensue.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    800
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    23
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    159
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    All summer there has been this steady stream of shirtless profile pictures. Ned looks at each one, very quietly. It would be creepy, he has been reliably informed, to like them all. But who would note his name among the others?

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,323
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    11
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    Joan Lancaster, second daughter to the Henry who owns the largest theatre in London, is determined to do something to help her family. Northumberland's Men are discontented and the past haunts her father even when it is not being enacted on stage.

    It is 1599 and she will never forget this year as long as she lives.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,081
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    6
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    136
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    What would you have me do? I am a subject,
    And challenge law: attorneys are denied me.

    Henry of Lancaster has had ample time to think over what he wants and what he intends to do. Not that this is a whole lot of help.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,280
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    8
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    157
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    " Non era un segreto che lui si intrattenesse con delle prostitute, ma con tutti i problemi che il regno era costretto a sistemare, la sua passione per le donne era l'ultimo di quella lunga lista.
    Chi mai si sarebbe interessato più a quella sua condotta che al grano o alle tasse? "

    Language:
    Italiano
    Words:
    2,539
    Chapters:
    2/?
    Kudos:
    1
    Hits:
    57
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    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,462
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    8
    Kudos:
    19
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    227
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    Henry Bolingbroke is an absurdly youthful jousting champion and a man of few words. But his cousin is King of England, so that has to count for something.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,296
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    6
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    122
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    After the battle of Shrewsbury, Henry reflects on his son's injury, its treatment, and the stability of his realm.

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    to angevin2's prompt: 'Henry IV, "what happened doesn't change anything"', and as a belated birthday gift (though it's not exactly full of festivity, sorry!)

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    Content advisory: period-typical Islamophobic language and attitudes, canonical character death and a brief description of decaying human remains.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    925
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    10
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    112
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    Your Dad's jokes are always embarrassing. But John of Gaunt's jokes are really embarrassing, and have the potential to get you killed in quite embarrassingly futile ways.

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    Content advisory: strong, misogynistic language of the tournament shit-talking class.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,025
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    6
    Hits:
    77

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