By William Shakespeare
After defeat on the conflict of Shrewsbury the rebels regroup. yet Prince Hal’s reluctance to inherit the crown threatens to ruin the unwell Henry IV’s dream of an enduring dynasty. Shakespeare’s portrait of the prodigal son’s trip from early life to adulthood embraces the complete landscape of society.
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