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  • ISBN: 9780792751625 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751620 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 46 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Julian Glover (Henry IV), Jamie Glover (Prince Hal), Richard Griffiths (Falstaff), Alan Cox (Hotspur), Elizabeth Spriggs (Mistress Quickly), Peter Jeffrey (Northumberland), Anthony Jackson (Worcester), Ian Hughes (Glendower), Mark Bonnar (Douglas), Charles Simpson (Poins), Jane Slavin (Lady Percy), Michael N. Harbour (York), Nicholas Murchie (Vernon), Philip Whitchurch (Westmoreland), Sidney Livingstone (Bardolph), David King (Blunt).
Summary, etc.:
This play introduces Shakespeare's greatest comedic character, the dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff. While King Henry's England is threatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earl of Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. Can Hal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence of Falstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaff come together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury. Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian Glover. Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Great Britain > History > Henry IV, 1399-1413 > Drama.
Great Britain > Kings and rulers > Biography > Drama.

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