History Theatre / HenryIVPart2

6th Jul '16 6:03:11 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* FalseReassurance: Prince John gets the rebel leaders to surrender by promising them that if they lay down arms at a designated location, he will redress their grievances. They do, and he immediately orders their executions- as John points out, [[ExactWords he promised that he would redress their grievances, not that he would pardon them]].

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* FalseReassurance: Prince John gets the rebel leaders to surrender by promising them that if they lay down arms at a designated location, he will redress their grievances. They do, and he immediately orders their executions- executions -- as John points out, [[ExactWords he promised that he would redress their grievances, not that he would pardon them]].them]].
** Similarly, towards the end, Hal states that if Falstaff and his associates can prove themselves capable of dignified conduct while in exile, they may one day be free to go about in a society befitting their standing... when it's been made painfully obvious that they can never live up to the standards of nobility, let alone the King's courtiers. (Prince John and the Chief Justice still consider it a mercy compared to having them killed outright.)
8th Mar '16 12:08:39 PM mlsmithca
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* KingOnHisDeathbed

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* KingOnHisDeathbedKingOnHisDeathbed: When King Henry IV lies dying, Hal mistakes his sleep for death and takes the crown from his head; the king wakes up and accuses Hal of being eager for him to die so that he can become king, but Hal assures him that this isn't true, and the two are reconciled in time for Henry's death.
8th Mar '16 12:06:55 PM mlsmithca
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King Henry IV suddenly falls ill. He passes out in his bed, and a visiting Hal mistakes his sleep for death. He swears to his father's "corpse" he will be a good king and takes the crown from off the king's head, leaving. Henry IV wakes up to find his crown has been stolen, and he berates Hal for the theft, thinking he is only waiting for his father to die so he can become king. Hall gives an impassioned speech explaining why he took the crown and swearing that he will be a good king. Henry IV dies happily soon after, and Hal becomes King Henry V.

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King Henry IV suddenly falls ill. He passes out in his bed, and a visiting Hal mistakes his sleep for death. He swears to his father's "corpse" he will be a good king and takes the crown from off the king's head, leaving. Henry IV wakes up to find his crown has been stolen, and he berates Hal for the theft, thinking he is only waiting for his father to die so he can become king. Hall Hal gives an impassioned speech explaining why he took the crown and swearing that he will be a good king. Henry IV dies happily soon after, and Hal becomes King Henry V.



Creator/OrsonWelles famously adapted the Henriad by combining them into ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'' with Falstaff at the centre(and him as Falstaff). In 2010, a production of Henry IV at The Globe was filmed for DVD with Creator/RogerAllam as Falstaff and Jamie Parker as Hal. Allam won an Olivier Award for his performance. In 2012, the BBC produced the play again as part of ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with Creator/JeremyIrons as Henry, Creator/TomHiddleston as Hal and Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff.

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Creator/OrsonWelles famously adapted the Henriad by combining them into ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'' with Falstaff at the centre(and centre (and him as Falstaff). In 2010, a production of Henry IV at The Globe was filmed for DVD with Creator/RogerAllam as Falstaff and Jamie Parker as Hal. Allam won an Olivier Award for his performance. In 2012, the BBC produced the play again as part of ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with Creator/JeremyIrons as Henry, Creator/TomHiddleston as Hal and Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff.



* WhatTheHellHero: Henry has one of these moments when he thinks Hal is so eager for the crown that he stole it from Henry's deathbed before Henry was actually dead. Hal protests that he genuinely thought his father was dead. It's up to the director and actors to decide how sincere Hal is about it.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Henry has one of these moments when he thinks Hal is so eager for the crown that he stole it from Henry's deathbed before Henry was actually dead. Hal protests that he genuinely thought his father was dead. It's up to the director and actors to decide how sincere Hal is about it.
11th Feb '16 12:38:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Initially, Falstaff was "Sir John Oldcastle", an actual historical figure who was burned at the stake for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollardy Lollardy]], but Oldcastle's descendants complained, so Shakespeare substituted in the name of a knight who lived two generations after the play took place and was accused of cowardice (this character appears briefly in ''1 HenryVI,'' where his name is usually rendered as "Fastolfe" by modern editors). A few remnants of the original name survive in the play--e.g., at one point Hal calls Falstaff "my old lad of the castle".

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Initially, Falstaff was "Sir John Oldcastle", an actual historical figure who was burned at the stake for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollardy Lollardy]], but Oldcastle's descendants complained, so Shakespeare substituted in the name of a knight who lived two generations after the play took place and was accused of cowardice (this character appears briefly in ''1 HenryVI,'' Theatre/HenryVI,'' where his name is usually rendered as "Fastolfe" by modern editors). A few remnants of the original name survive in the play--e.g., at one point Hal calls Falstaff "my old lad of the castle".
1st Dec '15 2:45:39 AM Morgenthaler
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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. It is the second in a duology (the first being ''HenryIVPart1''), and is a prequel, of sorts, to the far more famous ''HenryV''. Part 2 has a much darker tone than Part 1, mostly due to the somewhat tragic ending.

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A history play by Creator/WilliamShakespeare. It is the second in a duology (the first being ''HenryIVPart1''), ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1''), and is a prequel, of sorts, to the far more famous ''HenryV''.''Theatre/HenryV''. Part 2 has a much darker tone than Part 1, mostly due to the somewhat tragic ending.



* CallingTheOldManOut: After Hotspur's father makes a big scene about [[HenryIVPart1 Hotspur's death]], Hotspur's widow justifiably chews out her father-in-law for [[WhatTheHellHero sending Hotspur to war, then calling in sick.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: After Hotspur's father makes a big scene about [[HenryIVPart1 [[Theatre/HenryIVPart1 Hotspur's death]], Hotspur's widow justifiably chews out her father-in-law for [[WhatTheHellHero sending Hotspur to war, then calling in sick.]]



* InadequateInheritor: Even after his much improved conduct at the end of ''HenryIVPart1'', Hal is ''still'' this since he went right back to Eastcheap and Falstaff. In fact, it's not until almost the very end of Henry IV's life that he sees Hal as worthy and even ''then'' there's one last blow-up between father and son before their reconciliation.

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* InadequateInheritor: Even after his much improved conduct at the end of ''HenryIVPart1'', ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1'', Hal is ''still'' this since he went right back to Eastcheap and Falstaff. In fact, it's not until almost the very end of Henry IV's life that he sees Hal as worthy and even ''then'' there's one last blow-up between father and son before their reconciliation.
16th Oct '15 9:32:55 PM MasoTey
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* MildlyRoyal: Continued from Part 1. [[spoiler: Until Hal becomes King.]]


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* WhatsUpKingDude: Continued from Part 1. [[spoiler: Until Hal becomes King.]]
12th Aug '15 9:40:31 AM DavidCowie
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* TrailersAlwaysLie: The epilogue, which is an ad for HenryV, promises that [[BreakoutCharacter Falstaff]] will be back for HenryV. [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim He isn't.]]
** Actually the epilogue is referring to ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'', in which Falstaff is the main character.
4th May '15 11:30:59 AM JulianLapostat
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In 2010, a production of Henry IV at The Globe was filmed for DVD with Creator/RogerAllam as Falstaff and Jamie Parker as Hal. Allam won an Olivier Award for his performance. In 2012, the BBC produced the play again as part of ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with Creator/JeremyIrons as Henry, Creator/TomHiddleston as Hal and Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff.

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Creator/OrsonWelles famously adapted the Henriad by combining them into ''Film/ChimesAtMidnight'' with Falstaff at the centre(and him as Falstaff). In 2010, a production of Henry IV at The Globe was filmed for DVD with Creator/RogerAllam as Falstaff and Jamie Parker as Hal. Allam won an Olivier Award for his performance. In 2012, the BBC produced the play again as part of ''Series/TheHollowCrown'', with Creator/JeremyIrons as Henry, Creator/TomHiddleston as Hal and Simon Russell Beale as Falstaff.
4th May '15 11:27:39 AM CrimsonZephyr
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* GuileHero: Prince John tricks the rebels into dispersing and then has the leaders executed, while pointing out that [[ExactWords he never broke his word to them.]]
27th Jan '15 7:50:31 AM LondonKdS
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* RememberTheNewGuy: Pistol, a long-established member of Falstaff's criminal/military crew, did not appear at all in Part 1, and was not referred to in dialogue.
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