Henry IV
Part 2

by William Shakespeare


Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been 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 more 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 1. (Excerpted from Henry IV, Part 2 on Wikipedia.)
Lancastrian Tetralogy: Richard IIHenry IV Part 1Henry IV Part 2Henry V

person AuthorWilliam Shakespeare
language CountryEngland
api GenreDrama, History Play
copyright CopyrightPublic domain worldwide.
camera_alt Book coverSir John Falstaff with His Page
Artist: Edwin Austin Abbey | wikimedia
book_online EbooksProject Gutenberg
description ScansGoogle-digitized
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