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William Shakespeare - King Henry IV, Part 1

2 hours 50 minutes
King Henry IV, Part 1
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2 hours 50 minutes

King Henry IV, Part 1 is the second of Shakespeare’s eight Wars of the Roses history plays, with events following those of King Richard II. As the play opens, King Henry IV (formerly Henry Bolingbroke) and Henry Percy (Hotspur) argue over the disposition of prisoners from the Battle of Holmedon. The King’s attitude toward Mortimer and the Percy family prompts them to plot rebellion. In the meantime, his son Prince Hal is living the low life in the company of Sir John Falstaff. As the time of battle nears, Prince Hal joins his father and is given a high command. The play’s climax is the Battle of Shrewsbury, in which Prince Hal and Hotspur meet and fight, with Prince Hal and the forces of the King prevailing. The action continues in King Henry IV, Part 2. From the start this has been an extremely popular play both with the public and with critics. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden and Wikipedia)

Narrator/stage directions: read by Kalynda
King Henry IV and Douglas: read by Mark F. Smith
Henry, Prince of Wales: read by Max Porter Zasada
Prince John of Lancaster: read by Brian Edwards
Earl of Westmoreland: read by Larysa Jaworski
Sir Walter Blunt: read by Joshua B. Christensen
Earl of Worcester: read by David Barnes
Northumberland and 2nd Messenger: read by Lisa Wilson
Henry Percy (Hotspur): read by Michael Sirois
Edmund Mortimer: read by Scott Sherris
Scroop, Archbishop of York: read by Vin Reilly
Peto, Sir Michael, Chamberlain, and Travellers: read by Mockfrog
Owen Glendower: read by Denny Sayers
Sir Richard Vernon: read by David Muncaster
Sir John Falstaff: read by John Lieder
Poins: read by Jordan Schneider
Gadshill, Francis, and Ostler: read by Alan Clare
Bardolph: read by David Zezulka
Lady Percy: read by Cecelia Prior
Mrs. Quickly, Hostess: read by Rosalind Wills
First Carrier: read by Maria Morabe
Second Carrier: read by Ophelia Darcy
Servant: read by Katie Gibboney
Vintner: read by Lauren Tunnell Verdeyen
Sheriff: read by Heather Barnett
First Messenger: read by Laurie Anne Walden

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