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Henry the Fourth Part One: Penguin Shakespeare



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Author: Shakespeare, William
ISBN: 9780141013664
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2005
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 181mm x 112mm x 17mm
Format: Paperback / softback

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.