The Second Part of Henry the Fourth



✾ The Second Part of Henry the Fourth kindle Epub ❂ Author William Shakespeare – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 bet The stirring continuation of Part of PDF/EPUB À the themes begun in Henry IV Part One again pits The Second Kindle - a rebellion within the State and that master of misrule Falstaff against the maturing of Second Part of Epub Ú Prince Hal Alternating scenes between bawdy tavern and regal court between revelry and politics Shakespeare Second Part of Henry the Epub / 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.The Second Part of Henry the Fourth

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  • William Shakespeare
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  • 15 September 2014
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10 thoughts on “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth

  1. says:

    This is chillier world than the first part of Henry IV lacking in both its good humor and its generosity Falstaff is not nearly so funny apart from Hal Prince John is a much icier foil than the mercurial Hotspur and Hal himself whom we wish to like makes himself disagreeable by stealing his dying father's crown and snubbing the fat knight we love Yet Shakespeare by subtle degrees leads us to the point where we come to admire Hal and believe in his moral transformation Images of gestation and generation abound in this very masculine play demonstrating how many unlooked for things may grow within the womb of time how even the most dissolute of princes may mature into a great warrior king

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    Henry IV Part 2 Wars of the Roses #3 William ShakespeareHenry IV Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed written between 1596 and 1599 It is the third part of a tetralogy preceded by Richard II and Henry IV Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V The play is often seen as an extension of aspects of Henry IV Part 1 rather than a straightforward continuation of the historical narrative placing emphasis on the highly popular character of Falstaff and introducing other comic figures as part of his entourage including Ancient Pistol Doll Tearsheet and Justice Robert Shallow Several scenes specifically parallel episodes in Part 1تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دهم ماه ژانویه سال 1989 میلادیعنوان بخش دوم شاه هنری چهارم؛ عنوان قراردادی هنری چهارم بخش دوم؛ نویسنده ویلیام شکسپیر؛ مترجم احمد خزاعی؛ تهران، اسفار، 1367، در 229ص، عکس، عنوان روی جلد هنری چهارم؛ موضوع نمایشنامه هنری چهارم شاه انگلستان 1367میلادی تا 1413میلادی سده 16مدومین بخش هنری چهارم، سومین نمایشنامه از یک مجموعه چهار نمایشنامه ای است، که شکسپیر در آنها دوران حکومت ریچارد دوم، هنری چهارم، و هنری پنجم، سه تن از پادشاهان انگلستان را بازگو مینماید؛ اما مهمترین نکته ای که باید دریافت، اینست که بخش دوم هنری چهارم، نمایشنامه ای ست مستقل و با بخش اول هنری چهارم، کاملا متفاوت است؛ این نمایشنامه اگرچه همانند سه نمایشنامه دیگر این مجموعه، به رخدادهای تاریخی میپردازد، اما از نظر سبک و لحن با آنها متفاوت است ا شربیانی

  3. says:

    In Henry IV Part 1 Prince Hal was for the most part in a rebellion against his father and his noble calling and spent his time in the cesspools of London with his friends the beer bellied Falstaff and the rest of the prostitutes and hoodies Here in Part 2 the rebellions against the ever sickly King are gradually petering out both on the battlefields of England and inside the head of the prodigal son Prince Hal The old debauched and heart warming friendship between the Prince and Falstaff seems to have cooled off uite a bit and the larger than life knight of Eastcheap is fading into the enormous and slightly unpalatable gyp that he is By the end of this “coming of age” play Prince Hal sheds his skin and without much soul searching symbolically kills his father figures both King Henry IV and Sir John FalstaffThis Part 2 is darker and drier than Part 1 If Shakespeare is an ocean this play is indeed a low tide especially Act III and the dull slightly condescending and rather insubstantial conscription scene with Shallow and Silence However some parts are still memorable like the apology of wine at the end of IV2 or the long dialogue between the King and the Prince in IV3 An interesting aspect in this scene is the image of the dying king sleeping with his crown on his pillow when it is uite clear that the crown — like the deep well of Richard II or like the magic rings of Sauron or Alberich if you will — is an ever staring eye that robs sleep from those who wear it drives them mad makes them abjure their old friends and slaughter their kin case in point Harry himself who at his coronation suddenly rejects the anarchic Falstaff the shocking “I know thee not old man” in V5 and embraces the authoritarian Chief Justice instead However to come on that topic as the Histories progress and we move on towards the heroic masterpiece Henry V

  4. says:

    The threat of social disorder swirls around William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 2 War of the Roses #3 The threat comes in many forms Most outwardly it’s a rebellion led by nobles who have never really accepted the legitimacy of King Henry IV’s monarchy As a further representation of a disruption of that order King Henry is dying Legitimacy of any succession must be conferred along with a recognition of the natural order but is Prince Hal up to the job? Northumberland poignantly draws attention to this drama at the beginning of the play Let heaven kiss earth Now let not Nature's handKeep the wild flood confined Let order dieAnd let this world no longer be a stageTo feed contention in a ling’ring actBut let one spirit of the first born Cain Reign in all bosoms that each heart being set On bloody courses the rude scene may end And darkness be the burier of the dead Northumberland Act 1 Scene 1 I love how evocative Shakespeare’s language is Once again even though he is older and possibly debauched than he was in Part 1 Falstaff is a central figure in this conflict He is a friend of Prince Hal and a symbol of Hal’s youth When Hal takes up the mantle of the monarchy after his father dies and thus becomes King Henry V he rejects Falstaff as something antithetical to this order His condemnation is also a rejection of the freedom he once had when he was a youth He tells a praising Falstaff “Presume not that I am the thing I was” King Henry V Act 5 Scene 5 Does the newly crowned King Henry no longer have any affection for his former friend? As always there is no simple answer to such uestions

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    “Virtue is chok'd with foul ambition” William Shakespeare Henry IV Part 2 Act 3 Scene 1I was recently at a book signing for Don Winslow's new book The Force and he brought up his life long fascination with Shakespeare and how the Godfather booksmovies at least the first two are basically a retelling of Shakespeare's Henry IV with the moral poles flipped with Al Pacino playing Hal and Diane Keaton as a gender bent Falstaff I can run with that Anyway Henry IV Part 2 is fantastic It is less playful than Henry IV Part 1 and the comic role of Falstaff drops an octave into tragicomedy Falstaff still possesses a comedic greatness to him but he has suddenly seen his relationship with Hal changed at the end as Hal puts away childish things and takes up the mantle and crown of his father One of my favorite of Shakespeare's Histories right there with Richard III It is a mature and serious play Youth's sandbox has been replaced with the battlefield and folly has been replaced with responsibilityFavorite lines “Rumour is a pipeBlown by surmises jealousies conjecturesAnd of so easy and so plain a stopThat the blunt monster with uncounted headsThe still discordant wavering multitudeCan play upon it” Prologue Scene 1 I am not only witty in myself but the cause that wit is in other men Act I Scene 2 I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion Act I Scene 2 A good wit will make use of anything; I will turn diseases to commodity Act I Scene 2 “By my troth I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death and let it go which way it will he that dies this year is uit for the next” Act 3 Scene 2 CommitThe oldest sins the newest kind of ways Act 4 Scene 4

  6. says:

    I can't consider these plays as solitary occasions I'm all teary eyedWho knew I could shed tears for poor old Falstaff even now? I mean sure he's a fool and a rascal and incorrigible but at the core of it he and Hal were friends weren't they?And yet even while I hate Hal a little for his decision I love him all the for it and everything else Truly he was the best king Not only very aware of his audience but always playing to every side learning the craft of people and of hard decisionsThen again he's always known about hard decisions and all of this couldn't have been studied and careful Even his jests boast of tactical genius Fanboy? Yeah I am Of a character lolStill it was a rather heart wrenching scene with the prince and his father at the end sniffleSorry I just love these plays so much

  7. says:

    Henry IV Part 2 had some excellent moments particularly the discussion between father and son in Act 4 but I had a hard time appreciating the machinations of Falstaff and found Hal a bit abrupt in his rejection of Falstaff at the end My favorite scene occurs as the dying King Henry IV is sleeping and rests his crown on a pillow beside the bad Hal his son thinking the king dead uietly takes the crown thoughtful and overwhelmed by the weight of responsibility the crown representsWhy doth the crown lie there upon his pillowBeing so troublesome a bedfellow?O polished perturbation golden careThat keep'st the ports of slumber open wideTo many a watchful night Henry IV Part 2 Act 4 scene iiiAfter he leaves the room wearing the crown the king awakens notes the absence of the crown summons Hal and sees him wearing itDost thou so hunger for mine empty chairThat thou wilt needs invest thee with my honorsBefore thy hour be ripe? O foolish youth Thou seek'st the greatness that will overwhelm thee Henry IV Part 2 Act 4 scene iiiFurther the King reminds himself of the trouble he fomented in gaining the crown hoping that it will be easier for Hal God knows my sonBy what bypaths and indirect crook'd waysI met this crown and I myself know wellHow troublesome it sat upon my headTo thee it shall descend with better uietBetter opinion better confirmationHenry IV Part 2 Act 4 scene iiiThe reconciliation occurs as Hal accepts the responsibility and promises his father to be a worthy successorYou won it wore it kept it gave it meThen plain and right must my possession beWhich I with than with a common pain'Gainst all the world will rightfully maintainHenry IV Part 2 Act 4 scene iiiOn to Henry V now that Hal has been crowned But before he has to reject the sorrowful Falstaff somewhat like Peter to the Roman guardI know thee not old manHenry IV Part 2 Act 5 scene vOf note the BBC series The Hollow Crown S01E03 from 2013 featuring Jeremy Irons as Henry IV and Tom Hiddleston as HalHenry V is excellent I feel like the Falstaff subplot was just as confusing as in the play but the strained father son relationship between Henry IVHal and that off Falstaff and Hal are beautifully and thoughtfully rendered

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    The groundwork for this play that is full of morale and still some comic relief was given in the first part As I said there was a lot of history to tell so Shakespeare divided it upIn this 2nd part the battle of Shrewsbury is over Hotspur is dead Hal King Henry IV's son returns victorious This part definitely focuses on Hal and his further passage from scandalous young bloke to a man of honour and it is about Falstaff and how he falls from grace This last bit can be seen most clearly because Hal and Falstaff have almost no time together Instead the play is divided into the part showing Falstaff who is still a petty criminal despite his vow in the previous play and the part of the prince Falstaff's age is shown time and time again together with an ominous illness that somehow mirrors the nearing death of Henry IV himself Falstaff mentions it once Falstaff is behaving worse and worse or maybe just as bad as before but it is in stark contrast of the new Hal? but when he speaks ill of the prince who hears him he tries to make amends by helping against a new rebellion The other part shows Hal still being a disappointment to his father and it is Hal's brother John who takes care of the new rebellion mentioned above not by battle Then the king falls ill and seems to die there is uite some father son drama but before Henry IV actually dies they make upIn the final scene the two story lines meet because Falstaff hearing Hal is king travels to London in hopes of money In fact it appears that all lowlives thought they'd thrive under Hal's reign but uickly learn that they were very wrongAt the end there is even an epilogue a 4th wall breach that informs us of a soon to come new play in which Falstaff shall die and which I think is funny that his character was not based on a rebel called Sir John Oldcastle apparently an anti Catholic who nevertheless died a martyr so his descendents were outraged at the possible connectionShakespeare again managed to bring a lot to the pagestage with this play I think this was less humorous than the first part except for the epilogue but I might be the only one finding that funny but still very good It being less humorous might have been because Shakespeare wanted to drive home the morale a bit strongly this time after all a king dies I was somewhat disappointed about Hal still being a disappointment to his father but an immediate change might have been less realistic and might have prevented the great climax when Henry IV dies

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    Presume not that I am the thing I was Compared with Part 1 this seuel is significantly weaker as a stand alone play There is no antagonist to compare with Hotspur Falstaff wanders about in pointless merrymaking mostly separated from Hal; and unfortunately his wit is not nearly so sharp outside of his young companion’s company The same can be said for Hal whose youthful liveliness fades into a chilling uprightness And the plot can be frustratingly meandering and abrupt The main drama of this play is the progression of Hal from prodigal son to the ideal young king This transformation is apt to cause some misgivings On the one hand I found it genuinely admirable when Hal commends the Justice and bids him to do his work And even if one loves Falstaff it is difficult to wish that the King of England would keep such a lawless fellow around much less lend him influence On the other hand the newly ascended king’s rejection of his former friend and mentor is deeply sad Perhaps he should have turned Falstaff away but it need not have been with such cold scornAgain there is a moral conflict here Falstaff may best be described as amoral uninhibited pleasure loving devoid of both cruelty and rectitude He feels no scruples whatsoever at dishonesty and robbery and acknowledges no ideal as worth pursuing or even respecting Hal by contrast is a moral creature he wishes to uphold the moral order but for him this may mean murder or bloody conuest So one must ask Which is better to be a drunken pickpocket or to lead your country on an invasion? Neither the socially subversive nor the socially upstanding can be fully embraced which is why Hal’s rejection of Falstaff causes such complex reactions

  10. says:

    The prodigal prince returns15 May 2013 In the particular edition of this play that I read the editors included and essay by Harold Jenkins not that that name means anything to me about whether Henry IV is two five act plays or one ten act play Personally I don't care either way and would really not want to write a major thesis on that particular point but that is probably because there is so much with regards to Shakespearian plays such as the nature of the human condition and also the nature of political revolt that I consider that an essay on whether two plays are one or one play is two is probably just a waste of my time Then again each to his own and if this is what interests Jenkins then who am I to criticise him Anyhow my position with regards to that uestion is that it is neither because I actually see it as one forty act play beginning with Richard II and ending with Richard III that has been split into eight parts that in a sense each can stand on their own as individual plays I recently saw this play performed in Sydney by the Bell Shakespeare Company which is probably the leading Shakespearian theatre group in Australia and they had performed the two plays as an amalgamation however since the entire performance was a little under three hours excluding the twenty minute interlude there was a number of scenes that had been dropped and I suspect most of them were from the second play the rebellion of Northumberland and the Archbishop Scroop was not included despite the scene where Falstaff examining troops with Justices Swallow and Silence being included The play itself as with most Shakespearian performances these days had been brought into the modern setting with the nobility dressed in suits and the scenes in Eastcheap done as if it were in a modern Australian pub Falstaff himself did change his style in this play going from being little than a bum to being a well dressed bum however that had something to do with his elevation from being a trouble maker to a knight in the second play What I didn't notice in the first play but did notice this time was that Falstaff actually claims the credit for killing Hotspur We know that Hal kills Hotspur but leaves the scene before anybody can confirm the kill and Falstaff who had been playing dead for most of the battle which is not surprising then gets up and puts a knife in Hotspur's body and claims the kill As such when the King enters the scene he immediately strips Hal of the kill and awards it to Falstaff Now this is actually an important event especially for those who claim that Hal's return to his wild ways in the second part is inconsistent with the first part where he goes from being a tavern rat to being an honourable battlefield commander Firstly Hal is uite bitter at the award for killing Hotspur going to Falstaff on the grounds that he knows that Falstaff is a liar a cheat and incredibly lazy as well as being a coward In fact in the second play Falstaff and Hal only encounter each other twice and where the only change in Falstaff is his title Hal's attitude has changed dramatically In fact of both times that Hal and Falstaff meet the former is rebuking the latter the first time is where Hal masuarades as a servant boy to listen to what Falstaff says about him when he is not around and the second is during the coronation parade when Falstaff foolishly expects that Hal will turn England into a thieves' paradise In a way the play of Henry IV in two parts is not so much about the redemption of a wayward child though in some aspects it is but rather about a boy's journey into adulthood By the second part Hal has already been redeemed the prodigal son has returned and he is not going out again The only reason he returns to Eastcheap is to see if Falstaff himself has changed but that is not going to happen Shakespeare is too realistic with his characters and it is clear that Falstaff is simply too old to be able to break away from a lifetime of bad habits It is interesting too that even though Falstaff does not appear in Henry V many of the other companions from Eastcheap do and form a part of the irregular army Once again Hal in the next play puts on a disguise and goes and mingles with them but this time he does not reveal himself he just listens In Henry V we learn of Falstaff's fate in Act 2 Scene 1 when Falstaff's page enters and tells his companions advising that he is sick as the king has broken his heart However we never actually hear of his fate and since the fleet was setting sail to France and since we know that Falstaff is well basically a coward it is not surprising that he would be hiding under his sheets and not wanting to go and fight a real war

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