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Henry IV Part 1

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"Henry IV Part 1"
Excerpt from Act 2, Scene 4: The Boar's-Head Tavern, Eastcheap

Actors:Robert Whitelock (Prince Henry), Desmond Barrit (Falstaff)

Clip Length: 2 min 14 sec
  Performed by:
The Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk)

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Synopsis:

As rebellion rages through the land a King must look to his miscreant son for aid.

But will the son leave behind the pleasures of youth to meet his appointment with destiny?

Rated R. Contains strong language, and talk of country matters

"Falstaff rocks!"
-NTV

History:

aka "The History of Henry the Fourth"

Written in 1596

First performance probably in winter of 1596-7

First published in 1598

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You can read the full text of
"Henry IV Part 1" at MIT.edu:
"Henry IV, part 1: Entire Play"

You can find a full synopsis of
"Henry IV Part 1" at Bardweb.net:
"Shakespeare Resource Center - Henry IV, Part I"

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