Henry IV, Part 1
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2004
Duration: 2 hours 46 minutes
This play introduces Shakespeare's greatestcomedic character, the dissolute knight Sir John Falstaff.
While King Henry's England isthreatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns ofLondon, his companions a crew of rogues and thieves let by Falstaff. The earlof Northumberland and his fiery son Hotspur scheme to overthrow the crown. CanHal be brought to a sense of duty as Prince of Wales? Or will the influence ofFalstaff prove too strong? The issue is decided when Hal, Hotspur, and Falstaffcome together at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury.
Hal is played by Jamie Glover and King Henry by Julian Glover.Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.