Video and audio features

Features, interviews, behind the scenes and stage footage from Henry IV Part I.

  • Composing the music

    Composers Paul Englishby and Edward Gregson on writing music for the stage.

  • About Henry IV

    Gregory Doran explains the historical background to the play and the relationships between the King and the potential heirs to his throne.

  • Meet the actors

    Actors Antony Sher and Alex Hassel describe the challenges of playing Falstaff and Prince Hal

  • Act 2, Scene 4 (Part I)

    Stage footage from Act II Scene IV from the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry IV Part I, where Falstaff entertains a tavern crowd.

  • Act 3, Scene 1 (Part 2)

    Watch Act 3, Scene 1 from Henry IV, Part II

  • Stage Fighting

    Learn more about the dramatic fight between Hal and Hotspur in Henry IV Part I.

  • Stephen Brimson Lewis on design

    In two videos, Stephen Brimson Lewis talks about the challenges and opportunities of designing the worlds of Henry IV Parts I & II.

  • Director's talk

    Audio recording of Director Gregory Doran talking to a theatre audience about his production of Henry IV Part I. Also available to download as a podcast.

Henry IV Parts I & II

by William Shakespeare

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