The First Part of King Henry the Fourth

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Penguin, 2000 - 117 pages
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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth
I2 Enter Prince of Wales and Sir John Falstaff
I3 Enter the King Northumberland Worcester Hotspur Sir Walter Blunt with others
II1 Enter a Carrier with a lantern in his hand
II2 Enter Prince Poins Peto and Bardolph
II3 Enter Hotspur alone reading a letter
III1 Enter Hotspur Worcester Lord Mortimer Owen Glendower
III2 Enter the King Prince of Wales and others
IV2 Enter Falstaff and Bardolph
IV3 Enter Hotspur Worcester Douglas Vernon
IV4 Enter the Archbishop of York and Sir Michael
VI Enter the King Prince of Wales Lord John of Lancaster Sir Walter Blunt Falstajf
V2 Enter Worcester and Sir Richard Vernon
V3 The King enters with his power Alarum to the battle Exeunt Then enter Douglas and Sir Walter Blunt
V4 Alarum Excursions Enter the King the Prince Lord John of Lancaster Earl of Westmoreland
V5 The trumpets sound Enter the King Prince of Wales Lord John of Lancaster Earl of Westmoreland with Worcester and Vernon prisoners

III3 Enter Fahtaffand Bardolph
IV 1 Enter Hotspur Worcester and Douglas

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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April, 1564, and his birth is traditionally celebrated on April 23. The facts of his life, known from surviving documents, are sparse. He died on April 23, 1616, and was buried in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford.

A. R. Braunmuller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has written critical volumes on George Peele and George Chapman and has edited plays in both the Oxford (King John) and Cambridge (Macbeth) series of Shakespeare editions. He is also general editor of The New Cambridge Shakespeare.

Stephen Orgel is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of the Humanities at Stanford University and general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. His books include Imagining Shakespeare, The Authentic Shakespeare, Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England and The Illusion of Power.

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