Henry IV, Part 2
After defeat at the Battle of Shrewsbury the rebels regroup. But Prince Hal’s reluctance to inherit the crown threatens to destroy the ailing Henry IV’s dream of a lasting dynasty. Shakespeare’s portrait of the prodigal son’s journey from youth to maturity embraces the full panorama of society.
Under the editorial supervision of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen, two of today’s most accomplished Shakespearean scholars, this Modern Library series incorporates definitive texts and authoritative notes from William Shakespeare: Complete Works. Each play includes an Introduction as well as an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career; commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers; scene-by-scene analysis; key facts about the work; a chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times; and black-and-white illustrations.
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
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Act 2 Scene actors Archbishop of York audience BAFIDOLPH battle battle of Shrewsbury blood brother Bullcalf Bullingbrook captain character Clarence Coleville comedy court cousin crown Davy dead death disease Doll Tearsheet doth drink Eastcheap Enter Exeunt Exit Falstaff father fear ﬁgure Folio follow friends give GLOUCESTER Gloucestershire grace grief Hal's Harry Hastings hath head heaven Henry VI history plays honour HOSTESS QUICKLY Hotspur humours KING HENRY king's Lancaster live London look Lord Bardolph LORD CHIEF JUSTICE lord of Westmorland majesty Master Shallow merry Michael Pennington Mouldy Mowbray night noble Northumberland peace performance Pistol plays on sense POINS pray PRINCE HENRY PRINCE JOHN production prostitute Quarto rascal rebels Richard Richard II rogue royal running scene sexual Shakespeare Shrewsbury sick Silence Sir Iohn speak stage sword tavern tell theater thee thing thou art WARWICK Westmorland whoreson wilt word