With jon finch, david gwillim, rob edwards, martin neil. King henry iv, part 1 is the second of shakespeares eight wars of the roses history plays, with events following those of king richard ii. Henry iv, part 1 is a history play by william shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. The start time was delayed by an hour because of coverage of the 2012 wimbledon championships, and the film was subsequently repeated on sunday, 8 july on bbc4. Shakespeares henry iv, part 1 1979 was directed for the bbc by david giles. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by richard ii and henry iv, part 1. Henry iv, part 2 shows the increasingly frail king henry stave off insurrection following the battle of shrewsbury and the rise of his son, prince hal tom. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors henry iv part two 1979 prince harrys father figures are ageing. The hollow crown, series 1, henry iv part 2 bbc two. In henry iv, part 1, i, ii, 42, prince hal calls falstaff my old lad of the castle. It is the second play in shakespeares tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of richard ii, henry iv 2 plays, and henry v. In 1978, the bbc set itself the task of filming all of william shakespeares plays for television. William shakespeare henry iv part 1 lyrics and tracklist.
Henry iv, part 1, further reading the folger shakespeare. He was the first monarch of france from the house of bourbon, a cadet branch of the capetian dynasty. Richard scroop, the archbishop of york, leads the rebellion against the king in henry iv part 2 prince john of lancaster. I had already liked branaghs film of henry v, but watching the earlier stories of richard ii and henry iv this present bbc production in two parts made me appreciate and understand that. Shakespeares henry iv, part 1 is the second filmed play of the four that make up the hollow crown, produced by the bbc for the cultural olympiad of 2012. This is part of the bbc television shakespeare series that was originally broadcast in the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. Henry v bbc shakespeare plays dvd david gwillim, rod. A rebel leader, northumberland is a member of the percy family and the father of the recently. Henry iv, part ii watch online download subtitles player.
Meanwhile, falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. Henry iv part ii opens with an induction, which is just another word for prologue or an introduction that leads into the main event of the play. A blackandwhite film adaptation of 1 and 2 henry iv with fragments of richard ii, the merry wives of windsor, and henry v. Henry iv parts 1 and 2, henry v, richard ii and richard iii by derek jacobi. First published in quarto format in 1598 the title page is shown above, henry iv part 1 was certainly being performed by 1597, since many sources refer to its character, sir john falstaff. Henry iv, part 2 is a history play by william shakespeare.
One of the immediate questions raised by a consideration of henry iv. He learns that owen glendower, the welsh chieftain, has captured edmund mortimer, the earl of march, and that. While the henry iv plays may support a machiavellian hypothesis about princely power originating in force and fraud, greenblatt questions whether the position of the theater within the state allows drama to raise an alternative voice. It was first published as part of shakespeares first folio and was written somewhere between 1597 and 1599. Parts i and ii is the relationship between the two plays, in terms of their conception, composition, performance, and publication. Rambo 47x subtitles download movie and tv series subtitles. Hal must extricate himself from some legal problems. Naturally hal picks up incidental and random information, such as the piece that ribner cites, about some of his future subjects. Following the battle of shrewsbury, king henry iv jasper britton must confront further uprisings and his own declining health. From executive producer sam mendes comes the hollow crown, stunning adaptations of four of shakespeares most treasured plays featuring allstar casts. Wayward knight sir john falstaff antony sher is also in poor health but manages to recruit soldiers to help stem rebellion though his service does little to redeem him when prince hal. Henry bolingbroke has now been crowned king of england, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered earl of northumberland and his son nicknamed hotspur. Henry iv, part 2, continues the story of henry iv, part i. The second part of king henry the fourth, including his death and the coronation o.
Starring academy awardwinner jeremy irons, henry iv, part 2 shows the increasingly frail king henry stave off insurrection following the battle of shrewsbury and the rise of his son, prince hal. About a quarter of the original text was excised more than the other bbc history plays, resulting in a tighter, more focused. Like most of the bbc productions, the acting is solid and the text is respected. She sets the stage for henry iv, part 2, showing us that a change has taken place in english society since the battle at shrewsbury, that concluded part 1. Henry iv part ii tv movie 1979 henry iv part ii tv. Henry iv, part i aired on bbc2 on saturday, 7 july 2012. Henry iv part ii tv movie 1979 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Narrated by tori grace hines who plays lady mortimer. I marvel at how smoothly this play enhance the cyclical nature of history, how the succession of kings, of fathers and sons, mimics a pattern of fall and redemption that is repeated in richard ii, henry iv, and henry v, and accordingly, the evolution of styles echoes this pattern of unrestrained chaos, reestablished order and promised posterity. Dominic dromgooles acclaimed production is brought to its conclusion in part 2 of shakespeares historical masterpiece, king henry iv a dramatic tale of family, treachery and war that surveys the entire panorama of english life. As the play film opens, the king jeremy irons is struggling with insurrection on two fronts. There have been three bbc television films of henry iv, part 2.
Henry iv, part ii aired the following saturday, 14 july. Jon finch 2 march 1942 28 december 2012 was an english stage and film actor who became well known for his shakespearean roles. Henry iv, part 2 is a history play by william shakespeare believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599. Prince hal, prince of wales and heir to the throne, later king henry v. Falstaff appears in three of shakespeares plays, henry iv, part 1, henry iv, part 2, and the merry wives of windsor. The rsc in william shakespeares henry iv part 1, henry iv part 2, henry v, the merry wives of windsor. Jon finch king henry the fourth, david gwillim henry, prince of wales, anthony quayle sir john falstaff, rob edwards prince john of lancaster. Henry iv, part 2, further reading the folger shakespeare. Henry iv, part ii, act v, scene 2 open source shakespeare. Henry bolingbroke has now been crowned king of england, but faces a. Dc, is the single greatest documentary source of shakespeares works.
The films were shot on location and at ealing studios in london, where the boars head tavern set was created. Librivox recording of king henry iv, part 2, by william shakespeare. This second part is full of images of disease and decay and is obsessed with the inevitable passage of time king henry iv is ailing and even prince hal, who must comes to terms with his fathers illness and death, is weary. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Northumberland learns that his son hotspur is dead, and he rejoins the remaining rebels. While the king frets about the princes lifestyle, falstaff continues to make merry. Remember henry iv part 1 is the second installment of shakespeares tetralogy, so it helps to know about events leading up to our play. Henry iv, part i and part ii the hollow crown wikipedia. Henry iv, part ii synopsis following the battle of shrewsbury, king henry iv jasper britton must confront further uprisings and his own declining health. Enter king henry the fifth, attended lord chief justice.
Part 2 1979 starring jon finch and david gwillim on dvd and bluray. Edward ned poins, generally referred to as poins, is a fictional character who appears in two plays by shakespeare, henry iv, part 1 and henry iv, part 2. Henry iv, part 1 is a history play by william shakespeare, believed to have been written no. Before we get started on henry iv part 1, lets have a little recap of what went down in the preceding play, richard ii.
In despair at the death of his son hotspur, the earl of northumberland pledges to lend his support to a second rebellion. This new and gorgeous garment, majesty, sits not so easy on me as you think. Henry iv part i and part ii official london theatre. Henry iv part ii tv movie 1979 imdb the hollow crown henry iv, part 2 tv episode 2012 cast and crew credits. History of henry iv, part i open source shakespeare. King henry s health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface. Henry iv, part i isnt as definitive, but the production values are still topnotch, the acting from many familiar faces is still superb, and the many various themes contained within this slice of british mythic identity still pop up in bits and pieces. Henry iv fictional character in henry iv, part 1 and. Most important was jon finch who as bolingbroke usurped the crown from richard ii in the previous work and now is henry iv in both henry iv part one and two. Henry iv part 2 is a truer sequel for falstaff than the merry wives of windsor, as it seems that separated from prince hal, his considerable wit has been let loose to take greater shape. Henry iv, part 2 is a history play by william shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. Librivox recording of king henry iv, part 1, by william shakespeare. Poins is prince hals closest friend during his wild youth. He is also mentioned in the merry wives of windsor.
Her analysis of henry iv, part 1, is the finest ive ever come across. David gwillim, who had played the role of prince hal in the series versions of henry iv, parts 1 and 2, continued on as king henry v in this play. Watch henry iv part i tv movie 1979 movie online free. Henry iv, part 1 depicts a span of history that begins with hotspurs battle at homildon in northumberland against douglas. In part 2, he is the show, and shakespeare knows it, his asides to the audience pithier and more frequent. Broadcast on 9 december 1979 as the second part of a fourplay cycle that began with a repeat of richard ii bbc, originally tx. Its a fun romp in the life of a few drag queens the champ 1979 film wikipedia, the free encyclopedia the champ is a 1979 remake, directed by franco zeffirelli, of the 1931 academy awardwinning film of the same name which was directed by king vidor. King henry s health is failing but he is uncertain hal is a worthy heir. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by richard ii and henry iv, part 1 and succeeded by henry v. Most notably, he starred in films for directors roman polanski macbeth, 1971 and alfred hitchcock frenzy, 1972. The film stars welles himself as falstaff, john gielgud as king henry, keith baxter as hal, margaret. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors henry iv part one these are troubled times for king henry.
Several people have commented on the strong performance jon finch gives in the bbc versions of richard ii, henry iv pt. The second play in shakespeares wars of the roses cycle. Henry s son hal, the prince of wales, has thrown over life at court in favour of heavy drinking and petty theft in the company of a debauched elderly knight, sir john falstaff. Jul 10, 2014 the second play in shakespeares wars of the roses cycle. Editions of henry iv, part 2 by william shakespeare. On first watching i thought finch an odd choice as bolingbroke opposite jacobis richard, since richard needs to have the more elegance and grace of the two for the play to work well. In henry iv, part 1, king henry iv academy awardwinner jeremy irons sees his reign marred by uprisings led by young harry hotspur and undercut. In part 1, he was a merry companion who stole the show. A complete list of scenes with locations and characters in henry iv, part 1. Sir john falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. The brussels shakespeare society presents henry iv adapted from henry iv part i and part ii performed at the petit varia 2017 in. King henry vi, part ii please see the bottom of the page for helpful resources. Henry s son hal, the prince of wales, has thrown over life at court in favor of heavy drinking and petty theft in the company of a debauched elderly. Henry bolingbroke has been crowned king of england, but he faces a rebellion headed by the.
Did shakespeare conceive of them as two halves of a single work, or, indeed, as part of a larger design encompassing four, or eight, or ten historical dramas. In a pastiche of the matrixs special features, there is a follow the killer rabbit option where at various points you can jump. The plot henry iv part ii royal shakespeare company. In the final years of henry iv s reign, the monarch worries about his regal responsibilities and whether his son hal will ever measure up to them. It is the second play in shakespeares tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns of richard ii, henry iv two plays, including henry iv, part 2, and henry v. This is a summary of jonathan epsteins adaptation of william shakespeares henry iv parts i and ii. His death is mentioned in henry v but he has no lines, nor is it directed that he appear on stage.
It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by richard ii and henry iv, part 1 and succeeded by henry v the play is often seen as an extension of aspects of henry iv, part 1, rather than a straightforward continuation of the historical narrative, placing more emphasis on the. Her brilliant essay on prince hals transformation is a veritable training course in leadership. 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. However, many stage and film adaptations have seen it necessary to include falstaff for the insight he provides into king henry vs character. As part 1 begins, henry iv, wearied from the strife that has accompanied his accession to the throne, is renewing his earlier vow to make a pilgrimage to the holy land. Broadcast on 16 december 1979, the bbc television shakespeares henry iv part ii retained the same cast and production team as part i shown a week earlier, though it showed a few small differences in approach. With jon finch, david gwillim, rob edwards, robert brown. The world of henry iv part 2 is much darker and more foreboding than that of henry iv part 1.
His son, prince harry acts more like a rogue than royalty, keeping the company of drunken highway. Welles plays falstaff and stages the story to emphasize and intensify the filial and paternal rivalries that ultimately lead to his characters repudiation by hal. These plays embrace the whole range of human experience and the rscs production is. Scenes at henry iv s court in the palace of westminster were filmed at gloucester cathedral. Nov, 2016 starring academy awardwinner jeremy irons, henry iv, part 2 shows the increasingly frail king henry stave off insurrection following the battle of shrewsbury and the rise of his son, prince hal. Jon finch, as the king, was six years older than david gwillim who plays his son. Henry iv, part i and henry iv, part ii were filmed simultaneously from january to march 2012. Santhu straight forward 2016 watch online download subtitles player. When hotspurs widow convinces northumberland to withdraw, the rebels are then led by the archbishop of york and lords mowbray and hastings, who muster at york to confront the kings forces. Jul 15, 2010 it might not be the entirety of the histories, but six hours of henry iv part i and part ii at shakespeares globe is a bardathon full of battles, bravado and, on press night, buckets of rain.1495 354 1470 252 998 562 705 587 1481 743 222 468 1553 696 291 1053 845 293 37 1074 484 976 176 293 1034 1144 812 1279 502 569 1230 915 361 1188 234 978 1115 333