Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1 takes an intimate look at the relationship between father and son, charting one young man’s growth of moral self-awareness and responsibility. Henry IV—the Bolingbroke of Richard II—carries the guilt of Richard’s death and faces rebellion on all sides. He is further distressed by the wildness and carousing of his son and heir, Prince Hal, whose roguish band includes the larger-than-life Falstaff. Director Bill Alexander, honorary associate director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, returns for the first time since Troilus and Cressida.
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