Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part 1, 2014

Henry IV Parts I and II are a continuation of Shakespeare's chronicles of English history which he had started (out of sequence) with Henry VI Parts I, II and III and Richard II.

We last staged Henry IV Parts I and II in 2014-15, with Antony Sher in the role of Falstaff. Both productions were screened live to cinemas worldwide and can be purchased on DVD. Buy the Henry IV DVDs.

On these pages you can find a synopsis of the play, information on when Henry IV Part I was written and the sources Shakespeare may have used.

Over the coming years we are staging the entire Shakespearean canon on our stages. As those plays are staged, we will be add more resources to these pages.

Photo: Trevor White as Hotspur, 2014. Photo by Kwame Lestrade © RSC.

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