Shakespeare: Henry IV, parts I and II
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Shakespeare: Henry IV, parts I and II a casebook by G. K. Hunter

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English


  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
  • Henry IV, King of England, 1367-1413 -- In literature

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by G.K. Hunter.
SeriesCasebook series
LC ClassificationsPR2809 .H8
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p.
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4652690M
LC Control Number77493606

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Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare. It is the second of Shakespeare's four-play series that deals with the successive reigns of Richard II, Henry IV (2 plays), and Henry V. Henry IV, Part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with Hotspur's battle at Homildon against the Douglas late in and ends with the defeat of the rebels at Shrewsbury in the middle of Author: William William Shakespeare. Well, first it is Shakespeare, and Shakespeare is always worthwhile, and second, one of the characters is Shakespeare's greatest comic invention, Sir John Falstaff. The Fat Knight, who also appears in Henry IV, Part 1, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and who dies in Henry V, has been amusing playgoers for hundred by: 4. 29 quotes from Henry IV, Part 2: ‘Presume not that I am the thing I was.’ ― William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 2. 1 likes. Like “O God! that one might read the book of fate, And see the revolution of the times Make mountains level, and the continent, Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the sea! and, other times, to see. Henry IV, Part 1, chronicle play in five acts by William Shakespeare, written about –97 and published from a reliable authorial draft in a quarto edition. Henry IV, Part 1 is the second in a sequence of four history plays (the others being Richard II, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V) known collectively as the “second tetralogy,” treating major events of English history in the late.

History of Henry VI, Part II. print/save view: Previous scene: Play menu: Next scene Act IV, Scene 2. Blackheath. [Enter GEORGE BEVIS and JOHN HOLLAND] George Bevis. Come, and get thee a sword, though made of a lath; they have been up these two days. Henry the Fifth, in whose time boys went to span-counter for French crowns, I am content. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages 21 cm: Contents: Part I. Earlier critics --A note on Henry IV / Samuel Johnson --An essay on the dramatic character of Sir John Falstaff / Maurice Morgann --The rejection of Falstaff / A.C. Bradley --Part studies --Shakespeare, politics, and . The two parts of Henry IV dramatise Prince Hal's coming of age amidst the political unrest following his father's usurpation of the throne of Richard II. The consequences of that usurpation weigh heavily upon King Henry: civil broils prolonged by those lords who helped him to the crown and now feel abandoned by him; fear of a rival claimant, Edmund Mortimer, whom Richard . The plot. Shakespeare's Henry IV Part I is the story of power, honour and rebellion.. Richard is dead and Henry Bolingbroke is now King Henry IV. The king is not enjoying his reign. He feels guilty about the removal of Richard and it troubles his conscience.

Here is a short Henry IV Part 1 summary: Henry Bolingbroke has usurped his cousin, Richard II, to become King of England. News comes of a rebellion in Wales, where his cousin, Edmund Mortimer, has been taken prisoner by Owen Glendower, and in the North, where Harry Hotspur, the young son of the Earl of Northumberland, is fighting the Earl of Douglas.   Nevertheless, there is strong evidence that some of Shakespeare's plays were collaborations. In , a group of scholars performed an analysis of all three parts of "Henry VI" and came to the conclusion that the play does include the work of Christopher Marlowe. Future editions of the play published by Oxford University Press will credit Author: Lee Jamieson. Henry IV, Part 1 was first published in a quarto in There is only an 8-page fragment of a single copy of its first printing (Q0, now held at and digitized by the Folger), although complete copies of an edition printed later the same year (Q1) survive. Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. Traditionally, critical discussion of 1 and 2 Henry IV has centered primarily on Prince Henry, or Hal. In this vein, scholars .