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RSC Live: Henry IV Part 1

June 16 - 28, 2014

Richard II is dead. Henry IV is King. But England is not at peace. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran returns with the second play in Shakespeare's regal tetralogy, a thrilling, epic vision of a nation in turmoil.

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is aware of his tenuous position, and the price to be paid if he falters. Meanwhile in the taverns and brothels of London, Prince Hal is reveling in the company of the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

Following his production of "Richard II" in October 2013, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays, with Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

Director: Gregory Doran
Principal Cast: Antony Sher, Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Running Time: 185 Minutes
Website: Official Film Website
Format: DCP
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