RSC Live: Henry IV Part 2

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United Kingdom | 2014 | 185 Minutes | Gregory Doran

July 18 - 24, 2014

"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." As the King's health continues to worsen, Prince Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to his epic history of Henry IV.

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, but instead finds opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering, and gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.

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