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The Oxford Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I (Oxford World's Classics) - Community Reviews back

by David M. Bevington, William Shakespeare
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Thalia @ Pictures in the Words
Thalia @ Pictures in the Words rated it 5 years ago
This was another play I read last year in my Shakespeare class, and one that I enjoyed quite a bit. The story and characters grew on me the more time I had to reflect on them, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked reading one of Shakespeare’s historical plays. I’ve only touched his trag...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Thank God for Youtube. As I have said before reading a Shakespearian play that I have not seen on either stage or screen can be a difficult task at best. In fact reading any play that I have not seen on stage or screen can be difficult, since they are generally not meant to be read but performed. Th...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
This play is most famous not for the character of King Henry IV, but for the interaction between Prince Hal and Falstaff. That's justly so, because you do have a tendency to forget that Henry IV is in it and he is the weakest part of the play. The most obvious interpretation of the play is that Prin...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Henry IV - Part 12/4 When King Henry is threatened by rebellion, Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels. From wiki:Hotspur: Sir Henry Percy KG (20 May 1364 – 21 July 1403) was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, and Margaret Neville, daughter of Ralph Neville, 2nd Baron...
janeg rated it 8 years ago
Weird mix of propaganda for prince henry and life lessons from falstaff. Lukewarm read for me.
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it 8 years ago
From Wikipedia: Henry Bolingbroke – now King Henry IV – is having an unquiet reign. His personal disquiet at the means whereby he gained the crown – by deposing Richard II – would be solved by a journey or crusade to the Holy Land to fight Muslims, but broils on his borders with Scotland and Wales p...
Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 8 years ago
This could have been called Henry V: The Prequel. The life of Henry IV is secondary to the development of Prince Hal from over-privileged rich kid to heir apparent. Hal’s unprincipled father figure, Sir John Falstaff, is well known to be one of Shakespeare’s most engaging characters. Without sham...
Lost in the Stacks
Lost in the Stacks rated it 8 years ago
Love the Henrys. Rereading before I tackle Game of Thrones.
narfna rated it 9 years ago
This play is the reason my cat is named Hal, if that tells you anything. Besides that I'm a huge nerd, I mean.
ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it 9 years ago
Who knew that Shakespeare was the man who penned the first episode of Doctor Who with his creation of the character Falstaff! Falstaff is a man who can travel all of time and space, visiting anything that ever happened or ever will. Where can we start? Falstaff makes his first appearance in this pl...
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