Prince Hal, the son of King Henry IV spends his time in idle pleasure with dissolute friends, among them the roguish Sir John Falstaff: But when the kingdom is threatened by rebellious forces, the prince must abandon his reckless ways. Taking arms against a heroic enemy, he begins a great and compelling transformation - from irresponsible reprobate to noble ruler of men.
This book includes a general introduction to Shakespeare's life and the Elizabethan theatre, a separate introduction to 'Henry IV: Part One', a chronology, suggestions for further reading, an essay discussing performance options on both stage and screen, and a commentary.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 05 / 2005
- 111 x 181mm