Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare audiobook

Henry IV, Part 1

By William Shakespeare
Performed by a full cast

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The Arkangel Shakespeare Collection

2.77 Hours Audio Theater
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This play introduces Shakespeare’s greatestcomedic character, the dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff. While King Henry’s England isthreatened by rebellion, the king’s scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns ofLondon, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earlof Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. CanHal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence ofFalstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaffcome together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury.  Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian Glover.Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.

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Summary

Summary

This play introduces Shakespeare’s greatestcomedic character, the dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff.

While King Henry’s England isthreatened by rebellion, the king’s scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns ofLondon, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earlof Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. CanHal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence ofFalstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaffcome together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury. 

Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian Glover.Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The emotional core of Henry IV, Part One is the contrast between men: between King Henry (Julian Glover); his son, Prince Hal (Jamie Glover); and the lovely, fat villain, Falstaff (Richard Griffiths). All of these men dramatize their parts masterfully. There is always more to them later in a scene than earlier…Even in the heat of battle or the middle of a saloon, with swords clashing or tankards clanking to set the scene, all the voices come through clearly.” Audiofile

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Author

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

Author Bio: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), English poet and dramatist of the Elizabethan and early Jacobean period, is the most widely known author in all of English literature and often considered the greatest. He was an active member of a theater company for at least twenty years, during which time he wrote many great plays. Plays were not prized as literature at the time, and Shakespeare was not widely read until the middle of the eighteenth century, when a great upsurge of interest in his works began that continues today.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 2.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English