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“I do; I will.”

Henry IV, Part One Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————————– I want to start off with something I alluded to in my last post – the leap that Shakespeare made in Henry IV, Part One in his use … Continue reading

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“but for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant being, as he is, old Jack Falstaff, banish not him thy Harry’s company, banish plump Jack, and banish all the world!”

Henry IV, Part One Act Two, Part One By Dennis Abrams ——————————————- Act Two:  After Falstaff and his crew rob a group of travelers, Hal and Points ambush their friends and steal what they themselves had stolen.  They are already … Continue reading

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“It is difficult to imagine that a historical play as good as Henry IV will ever again be written.”

An Introduction to Henry IV, Part One By Dennis Abrams “No play of Shakespeare’s is better than Henry IV…History as a dramatic form ripens here to a point past which no further growth is possible.” If Richard II is a … Continue reading

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