Henry IV: Part two
The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities of power as an old king dies and a young king must choose between a ruler's solemn duty and a merry but dissipated friend, Falstaff. The play represents Shakespeare at the peak of his maturity in writing historical drama and comedy.
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|Grouped Work ID||4ccc8732-113a-5a27-2e0f-500858146731|
|Grouping Title||henry iv part two|
|Grouping Author||shakespeare william|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-09 00:02:01AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-07-08 04:36:29AM|
|auth_author2||Bevington, David M.|
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
|author||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.|
|author2-role||Bevington, David M.|
Shakespeare, William,1564-1616.King Henry IV.Part 2.
|available_at_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
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|display_description||Shakespeare's play depicting the waning years of both a king and a thief-and a young heir's changing relationship with each of them. Prince Hal has proven his worth on the battlefield, but even as the elder Henry's condition grows weaker, Hal's ability to follow in his father's footsteps may be in doubt. His longtime friendship with the drunken, thieving, yet thoroughly alluring Falstaff, and the influence of their rowdy tavern companions, are tempting his return to his old ways. As the reign of the aging Henry IV nears its end, the man in line for the throne faces a choice that will determine not only his own future, but that of England.|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
Henry -- IV, -- King of England, -- 1367-1413 -- Drama
|title_display||Henry IV. : Part two|
|title_full||Henry IV Part Two [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William.|
Henry IV. Part two / William Shakespeare ; edited by David Bevington ; David Scott Kastan, James Hammersmith, and Robert Kean Turner, associate editors ; with a foreword by Joseph Papp