Henry IV, Part II (Google eBook)
The third part of Shakespeare's impressive 'Henriad,' this play follows "Richard II" and "Henry IV, Part 1," and precedes "Henry V." In this portion of the tetralogy of history plays, Prince Hal is once again out of favor with his father the king, who is in his last months of life. Falstaff, the comical criminal, is further rejected by Prince Hal, who believes he must disassociate himself with the London underworld before becoming king. This is certainly a more somber play, for Henry IV dies, and Falstaff reflects on his own approaching death. A credible play worthy of the Shakespeare's early writings, "Henry IV, Part 2" is a work of conflict, reconciliation, and musings on life and death that attest to the universal nature of the Bard of Avon's canon.
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Review: Henry IV, Part OneUser Review - John Harder - Goodreads
Young Hal is up to his shenanigans with his corpulent companion, Falstaff. Are his high jinks a mere canard designed to throw his enemies off the trail or is the young prince a degenerate corruptor of ... Read full review
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