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  Henry IV, Part 1 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, widely considered the greatest of the histories.
The main plot of Henry IV, Part 1 deals with a Scottish challenge to King Henry IV led by Henry Percy ("Hotspur"), who is the son of the Earl of Northumberland.
Prince Hal connects the two plots; he is the son of Henry IV and the friend and comrade of Sir John Falstaff.
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 Encyclopedia: Henry IV of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry IV was the son of Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendome and Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre.
Henry IV was the 9th cousin of King Henry II, and the 9th cousin once removed of kings Francis II, Charles IX, and Henry III.
Although the statue of Henri IV in Paris was destroyed during the French Revolution, as well as those of all the other French kings, it was the first one to be rebuilt when the monarchy was restored in 1814, and it still stands today on the Pont Neuf of Paris.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Henry-IV-of-France   (7615 words)

 Play Synopsis - Henry IV Part 1
Henry IV wishes he could switch sons with Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland, whose son is Henry Percy (Hotspur), a valiant soldier.
In jest, the two pretend to be King Henry IV and Hal, and Hal (as Henry IV) tells Falstaff (as Hal) that the man Falstaff is a thief and Hal promises to banish him for his crimes.
Henry IV tells Henry V that Hotspur is more deserving of the crown than Henry V, whereby Henry V vows to prove himself by killing Hotspur in battle.
www.onlineshakespeare.com /henry4isyn.htm   (585 words)

 Henry IV, Part 1: An Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry IV, Part 1 opens with a scene of royal power--King Henry IV is in control, and he sits in council with his chief ministers.
Henry talks in his opening speeches of how his kingdom is now at peace how he now wants to undertake the finest duty of a Christian king--to organize a crusade.
From Henry's point of view, this is clever military strategy--efficient policy at work; from Hotspur's point of view it is a denial of what true honour requires, which is not something politically expedient or efficient but something deeply personal, a manifestation of one's true character honestly and publicly announced and maintained.
www.mala.bc.ca /~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/henry4.htm   (13500 words)

 NovelGuide: Henry IV Part 1: Character Profiles
Henry IV is a ruthless, efficient leader, although the conflicts he is embroiled in have weighed him down with anxiety.
Henry IV’s ambition is to take an army to the Holy Land to reclaim it from the infidels, but he cannot do this until he has established peace at home.
Henry, Prince of Wales: Henry, Prince of Wales (also known as Hal), is the son of Henry IV and the heir to the throne.
www.novelguide.com /HenryIVPart1/characterprofiles.html   (1127 words)

 Henry IV, Part 1: Introductory Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry IV, Part 1 is the second play in a four-play sequence which tells a more-or-less continuous story of the first part of the Wars of the Roses, a prolonged civil war carried on by different factions of the royal family, the Plantaganets.
The importance of Mortimer in Henry IV, Part 1 stems from the fact that, once Richard II is dead, Mortimer's claim to the throne of England may be more legitimate than Henry's.
In Shakespeare's Second History Cycle, this succession of violence is broken only with the death of Henry IV (at the end of Part 2) and the brief and glorious reign of Henry V. The Wars of the Roses continued long after Henry V (whose reign brought a short interlude in the civil war).
www.mala.bc.ca /~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/henryIV_intro.htm   (648 words)

 SparkNotes: Henry IV, Part 1: Context
It forms the second part of a tetralogy, or four-part series, that deals with the historical rise of the English royal House of Lancaster.
The battles among houses and the rise and fall of kings were woven into the cultural fabric of England and formed an integral part of the country’s patriotic legends and national mythology.
After his eventual overthrow, the new king, Henry IV, is, in turn, haunted by his own responsibility for Richard’s overthrow and eventual murder.
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 Henry IV, Part 1
Falstaff provides part of the father role that is impossible between Hal and Henry IV.
Henry laments that he is stuck with his own irresponsible son Prince Hal instead of Harry Percy -- Hotspur -- who has done so well in battle but out of pride has not turned his prisoners over to the King.
Although Henry regrets that Hal and not Hotspur is his son, Henry also hints that he had his youthful fling too, and Hal will redeem his reputation in combat against Hotspur.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/shakespeare/henryIV.1.1.html   (852 words)

 The Greatest Literature of All Time - Henry IV, Part 1
But Henry IV, Part 1 introduces the ever-popular rascal, Falstaff, whose subplots steal the play from the more serious and boring themes of maturation and responsibility exemplified by the young prince Hal and his father Henry IV.
In Henry IV, the king is certainly cast in the mould of duty before self — "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" (from Part 2) and all that.
The prince's transformation is seen as a response to this duty, rather than to personal ambition, and in Henry V the prince, now king himself, becomes the most embodiment of the English nation to date in his patriotically inspiring performance at the battle of Agincourt.
www.editoreric.com /greatlit/books/Henry.html   (498 words)

 Henry IV Part I
After King Henry learns that some of the rebels, including Hotspur, are marshaling their forces in the west, at the town of Shrewsbury, he commissions Hal to command part of the army.
Henry Percy (the Younger): Son of the Earl of Northumberland (the elder Henry Percy).
House of Lancaster: Henry IV ("Bolingbroke," son of the Duke of Lancaster), 1399-1413.
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 Henry IV (Part 1) the play by William Shakespeare
The plot shifts back and forth between the troubled realm of Henry IV's court and the vulgar world of the tavern in which Sir John Falstaff presides over his group of rascals and is joined by the fun-loving Prince Henry or Hal.
Henry IV (Part1) was based on real people and events taken from English history.
Henry IV ("Bolingbroke," son of the Duke of Lancaster), 1399-1413.
www.william-shakespeare.info /shakespeare-play-king-henry-iv-part-1.htm   (735 words)

 The First Part of King Henry the Fourth. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
The First Part of King Henry the Fourth.
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > William Shakespeare > The Oxford Shakespeare > The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
If all the year were playing holidays, / To sport would be as tedious as to work.
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 Draggin' Slayer: Shakespeare: King Henry IV, Part 1
PRINCE HENRY Thou sayest well, and it holds well too; for the fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon.
KING HENRY IV For all the world As thou art to this hour was Richard then When I from France set foot at Ravenspurgh, And even as I was then is Percy now.
PRINCE HENRY The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him, The noble Percy slain, and all his men Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest; And falling from a hill, he was so bruised That the pursuers took him.
www-personal.umich.edu /~stf/shakespeare/henryiv1.html   (18759 words)

 Henry IV Part 1
King Henry IV, in his old age, faces a double threat to the safety of his kingdom.
Owen Glendower, a Welsh rebel, is leading an uprising in the west, and the Earl of Douglas is leading one in the north.
The Percys feel that King Henry IV has become ungrateful toward them, as it was they who helped Henry Bolingbroke ascend to the throne.
www.gbrevoort.com /Henry_IV_Part_1.htm   (418 words)

 Henry IV, Part One Summary & Essays - William Shakespeare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Henry IV: Part I is the second in a series of four English history plays that make up Shakespeare's major tetralogy.
Its addition allows Shakespeare to use the dramatic techniques of juxtaposition, inversion, and antithesis as the plot shifts back and forth between the troubled realm of Henry IV's court and the madcap, vulgar world of the tavern in which Sir John Falstaff presides.
At bottom, Henry IV: Part I is essentially a coming of age story in which the king's son, Prince Henry or Hal, emerges from his youthful role as a wastrel companion of the tavern crew, into the role of a genuine English monarch by virtue of both blood and character.
www.enotes.com /henry   (395 words)

 Henry IV, part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
HENRY IV So shaken as we are, so wan with care, Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, And breathe short-winded accents of new broils To be commenced in strands afar remote.
HENRY Thou sayest well, and it holds well too; for the fortune of us that are the moon's men doth ebb and flow like the sea, being governed, as the sea is, by the moon.
HENRY IV For all the world As thou art to this hour was Richard then When I from France set foot at Ravenspurgh, And even as I was then is Percy now.
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 Henry IV part 1
HENRY IV, PART I is one of Shakespeare's finest plays.
Henry Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV, took the English crown by force.
As HENRY IV, PART I begins, Worcester, Northumberland and Hotspur feel betrayed by the man they helped lift to the throne.
www.csufresno.edu /Theatre/04-05/henry.html   (601 words)

 Shakespeare Resource Center - Henry IV, Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King Henry IV has two main problems as the opens.
The Percy family is less than happy when Henry refuses to ransom Mortimer from Glendower, and the heads of the family—Worcester, Northumberland, and Henry Percy, who is nicknamed "Hotspur"—decide that they will in turn not yield prisoners from a Scottish campaign to King Henry.
Added to these troubles, King Henry has finally struck a chord within his son, Hal; after a lengthy rebuke, Hal determines to make amends with his father with a valiant display against the rebels.
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 Henry IV Part 1 Reading Questions (Norton)
Bolingbroke returns to seek his inheritance while Richard is trying to subdue Ireland, and when Richard returns he quickly capitulates and abdicates, leaving Bolingbroke as the first Lancastrian king, Henry IV.
The play ends with Henry IV saying "I'll make a voyage to the Holy Land / To wash this blood off from my guilty hand" (5.6.49-50).
To the rebels, even Henry IV is a counterfeit king.
english.sxu.edu /boyer/304_rdg_qst/h41_nor_qst.htm   (3528 words)

 First Part of King Henry the Sixth at Absolute Shakespeare
King Henry VI, Part One begins with a young King Henry VI ruling England with Gloucester as Lord Protector of the young regent.
Plantagenet asks for advise from Edmund Mortimer, who has been jailed in the Tower of London by Henry IV since he was a threat to his title.
Talbot and the Duke of Burgundy oversee preparations for the coronation of King Henry IV, to be held in Paris.
absoluteshakespeare.com /plays/henry_VI_1/henry_VI_1.htm   (640 words)

 William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I.
Henry IV, Part I. Note on the e-text: this Renascence Editions text is a copy of the University of Adelaide mirror of the ERIS Project plain text edition.
Yea, on his part I'll empty all these veins, And shed my dear blood drop by drop in the dust, But I will lift the downtrod Mortimer As high in the air as this unthankful king, As this ingrate and cank'red Bolingbroke.
England, from Trent and Severn hitherto, By south and east is to my part assign'd; All westward, Wales beyond the Severn shore, And all the fertile land within that bound, To Owen Glendower; and, dear coz, to you The remnant northward lying off from Trent.
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 Blogcritics.org: Review: Henry IV Part 1
On a Monday in August in the National Theatre's biggest auditorium, there wasn't a spare seat in the house last night for Henry IV Part 1.
For this is part of the Travelex £10 season, the second proving as successful as the first.
Henry IV Part 1is unusual among Shakespeare's histories in that the comic scenes, rather than being light relief, are central to the plot, and occupy at least half of its length.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/08/02/063926.php   (889 words)

 Henry IV, part 1: List of Scenes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Act 4, Scene 1: The rebel camp near Shrewsbury.
Act 5, Scene 1: KING HENRY IV's camp near Shrewsbury.
Act 5, Scene 4: Another part of the field.
www-tech.mit.edu /Shakespeare/History/1kinghenryiv/1kinghenryiv.html   (87 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: King Henry IV: Pt. 1 (Wordsworth Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Written between 1596 and 1597, Henry IV Part One represents Shakespeare's increasingly mature talent in staging the history of the early Tudor monarchy.
The historical action revolves around the attempt by Henry Percy (known as Hotspur) to overthrow Henry at the Battle of Shrewsbury.
However, over half the play deals with the transformation of Henry's profligate son, Prince Hal (the future King Henry V), from tavern joker to national icon.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/1853262145   (602 words)

 National Theatre : Productions : Henry IV Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
King Henry faces rebellion from the very nobles who helped him seize the crown.
Neither side bears scrutiny, but the insurgents boast the dazzling Hotspur while the sovereign’s son and heir gets smashed in the taverns of Eastcheap.
At the Battle of Shrewsbury, Sir John Falstaff feigns valour, anticipates reward, and dreams gladly of merry England after Henry’s death, when Prince Hal will be King.
www.nationaltheatre.org.uk /?lid=12001   (169 words)

 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Henry IV Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He begs the rebels to tell him what their grievance is, and says the king will make amends to them if their complaints are valid.
The Archbishop of York is afraid that Hotspur will be unable to defeat King Henry.
Since he is a part of the rebellion, the Archbishop is scared that Henry will come after him as soon as Hotspur loses.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/henryiv/section6.html   (587 words)

 ShakespeareHelp.com -- Henry IV, Part 1
Chimes at Midnight - 1965 film adaptation of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 by Orson Welles.
Henry IV, Part 1 - A structural analysis
Henry IV, Part 1 - Comprehensive site with history, character analysis, essential facts, etc.
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 Henry VI, Part One (1983) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The BBC TV Shakespeare hadn't a lot to spend on settings, and none could be more basic than this, with rickety doors representing the gates of Orleans and other cities.
Joseph O'Conor, veteran Derek Farr and Bernard Hill are excellent, and if Brenda Blethyn as Joan La Pucelle is too much the pantomime principal boy, she goes movingly to her terrible end.
Peter Benson seems rather old for the supposedly youthful King Henry, but speaks beautifully.
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 Henry IV: Part 1 - Edited By: David Bevington By: William Shakespeare - Christianbook.com
Henry IV: Part 1 - Edited By: David Bevington By: William Shakespeare - Christianbook.com
A play alive with escapades and action, comedy and history, Henry IV, Part One begins the transformtion of the madcap Prince Hal into the splendid ruler King Henry.
A superbly funny liar, coward, lecher, and cheat, the larger-than-life character Falstaff turns this great historical drama into a materpiece of counterpoint and design.
www.christianbook.com /Christian/Books/product?item_no=12931   (164 words)

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