Henry IV, Part I
About Henry IV, Part I
"Henry IV" is a brilliant bounty of drama and comedy for any Shakespeare-lover. Together, Part I and Part II tell the spellbinding chronicle of the roguish young Prince Hal. He is pulled between his dutiful father, King Henry, and his friend, the magnetic, funny, and dissolute Jack Falstaff.
Shakespeare’s "Henry IV, Part I" begins where "Richard II" ends: Bolingbroke has taken the throne from Richard II and is now King Henry IV. His reign is bedeviled by rebellion, political intrigue, and the antics of his heir. Young Prince Hal forsakes the burdens of royalty to carouse with rogues and fools. Hal’s maturity and mettle soon will be tested. To secure his own future, he must face his cousin, Henry Hotspur, at the pivotal Battle at Shrewsbury