• Henry IV, Part 2                  (Wars of the Roses #3)
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Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #3)
by William Shakespeare

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Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #3) by William Shakespeare Overview

The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities of power as an old king dies and a young kin The stirring continuation of the themes begun in Henry IV, Part One again pits a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule, Falstaff, against the maturing of Prince Hal. Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court, between revelry and politics, Shakespeare probes at the sources, uses, and responsibilities of power as an old king dies and a young king must choose between a ruler's solemn duty and a merry but dissipated friend, Falstaff. The play represents Shakespeare at the peak of his maturity in writing historical drama and comedy.

William Shakespeare

About Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #3) Description

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been tr

Data Book Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses #3)

Original Title The Second Part of Henry the Fourth ISBN 055321294X (ISBN13: 9780553212945 ) Edition Language English Series Wars of the Roses #3, Shakespeare's Major Tetralogy #3, Henry IV #2 , more Characters Sir John Falstaff, Henry V of England, Henry IV of England (319)