Henry IV, Part 2
Publish date: January 1st 1988
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Wars of the Roses (#3)
This is a funny little play and one that incidentally destroys all these conspiracy theories that Shakespeare did not write Shakespeare and that it must be this or that lord instead because it was clearly written for the money. It is a direct sequel to Henry IV, Part 2 and is a sequel like many Hol...
In the particular edition of this play that I read the editors included and essay by Harold Jenkins (not that that name means anything to me) about whether Henry IV is two five act plays or one ten act play. Personally I don't care either way and would really not want to write a major thesis on that...
Jeremy Irons as King Henry IVTom Hiddleston as Prince HalSimon Russell Beale as FalstaffJulie Walters as Mistress QuicklyAlun Armstrong as Northumberland 3/4 Rebels continue to plot against Henry IV. Falstaff hopes for high office. Cry God For Harry - An adaptation from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 and H...
Did I miss something, or many things? The entire play seemed disjointed and skippy. I was quite fond of the first couple of scenes, but then it went downhill very quickly for me.
After Hotspur’s defeat at Shrewsbury, other defiant rebel bands pose a continued threat to English peace. However, the play lacks the same drama as in Part One. The rebellion dissipates through Northumberland’s inconstancy and John of Lancaster’s ruse on the Archbishop of York and allied lords. T...