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Act I scene i: “So shaken as we are, so wan with care,

/Find we a time for frighted peace to pant, /And breathe short-winded accents of new broils/ To be commenced in strands a far remote.” 

Peter Galman [King Henry IV] (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act I scene ii: Falstaff: “...I prithee, sweet wag, shall there be gallows standing in

England when thou art king? Do not thou, when thou art King, hang a thief.”

Prince Hal: “No, thou shalt.”  Falstaff: “Shall I? O rare! By the Lord, I'll be a brave judge.” Benjamin Curns  [Falstaff] and Brian Morvant [Prince Hal].

(Photo by Nick Stannard).

Act II scene ii:   Gadshill, [Joseph Mitchell Parks] who arranges robberies for Falstaff & his gang, tells them to put on their masks: the royal treasurers are coming.  Gadshill: “Case ye, case ye, on with your vizards. There's money of the King's coming down the hill; 'tis going to the King's Exchequer.”  Falstaff: “You lie, you rogue, 'tis going to the King's Tavern.” Photo by (Nick Stannard).

Act III scene i: Lord Glendower [Joe Hamel], great magician and leader of the Welsh.  “At my nativity/ The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, /Of burning cressets, and at my birth/The frame and huge foundation of the earth/Shaked like a coward.”  (photo by Nick Stannard)

HENRY IV PART 1

GALLERY

Act I scene i: After Blunt reports Hotspur's triumph in battle, King Henry contrasts

Hotspur's valor with Prince Hal's notoriety.  "There thou mak'st sad, and mak'st me sin  /In envy that my lord Northumberland  /Should be the father of so blest a son... /While I, by looking at the praise of him, /See riot and dishonor stain the brow

/Of my young Harry."  Joe Hamel [Blunt] ; Joseph Mitchell Parks [Prince John of Lancaster]; Peter Galman [King Henry IV], and John Montague [Westmorland] (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act I scene iii: King Henry IV chastises Hotspur and the Percy family for not handing over his prisoners when requested. "Worcester, get the gone, for I do see/ Danger and disobedience in thine eye. /O sir, your presence is too bold and peremptory, /And majesty might never yet endure/The moody frontier of a servant brow." 

(L to R) Steven Eng [Hotspur]; Nicholas Stannard [Northumberland]; Peter Herrick [Worcester]; Peter Galman [King Henry IV]; John  Montague [Westmorland]; and Joe Hamel [Blunt].  (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act II scene iv: Ned Poins, [Mark Jeter] and Prince Hal, [Brian Morvant] make plans

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act II scene iv: “Francis?”/ “Anon, anon, sir!”  Francis the drawer [Yury Lomakin]; and Prince Hal [Brian Morvant]

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act II scene ii: Falstaff's gang ties up and robs the hapless travellers.

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act II scene ii: Prince Hal, [Brian Morvant] and his pal Poins, in disguise, terrorize and rob Falstaff andhis gang. (Photo by Al Foote III)

Act II scene iv: Bardolph [Joseph Small], Falstaff's most appreciative fan.

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act IV scene i: Falstaff, [Benjamin Curns], takes on the role of Hal’s royal father. "This chair shall be my state, this dagger my septre, and this cushion my crown... Harry, I do not only marvel where thou spendest thy time, but also how thou art accompanied."

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act IV scene i: Hal, [Brian Morvant] (seated) takes over from Falstaff [Benjamin Curns], (L standing) in playing the King, and mocks the fat

knight, to the joy of the Eastcheap gang. "There is a devil haunts thee in the likeness of an old fat man... That villainous abominable misleader of youth, Falstaff, that old white-bearded Satan." (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act IV scene i:  Nathan Carlos Clifford, [Peto] of the Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap.

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act III scene i: Hotspur, [Steven Eng] and his uncle Worcester, [Peter Herrick] meet Owen Glendower, [Joe Hamel] and his son-In-Law Edmund Mortimer, [Josh Vink] in Wales to plan their overthrow of Henry.

(Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act III scene i: Lord Mortimer, [Josh Vink] who speaks no Welsh. "I understand thy kisses and thou mine,/ And that's a feeling disputation. /But I will never be a truent, love, /Till I have learned thy language; for thy tongue /Makes Welsh as sweet as ditties highly penned, /Sung by a fair queen in a summer's bow'r, /With ravishing devision, to her lute."  Joann Sacco, [Lady Mortimer] (Photo by Nick Stannard)

Act III scene i: Miriam Lipner, [Lady Percy]; and Steven Eng [Henry Percy, (Hotspur)]

(Photo by Al Foote III)

Act VI scene i: The Percy’s learn that Northumberland is ill and that his powers

will not be entering the fray.  "Sick now? Droop now? This sickness doth infect/ The very life-blood of our enterprise; /'Tis catching hither, even to our camp."

Hotspur [Steven Eng] (Photo by Al Foote III)

Act IV scene i: The Earl of Douglas [Yury Lomakin], a hot-blooded and ferocious Scot. "There is not such a word /Spoke of in Scotland as this term of fear."

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act V scene ii: Hotspur’s battle cry: “Now, Esperance! Percy! And set on.”

Hotspur [Steven Eng] (Photo by Al Foote III)

Act V scene iv:  Hotspur: “My name is Harry Percy.”   Prince Hal: “Why then I see

A very valiant rebel of the name. /I am the Prince of Wales; and think not, Percy, /To share with me in glory any more.  /Two stars keep not their motion in one sphere,

Nor can one England brook a double reign /Of Harry Percy and the Prince of Wales.

Hal, [Brian Morvant] and Hotspur, [Steven Eng] battle. (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act V scene iv: Falstaff attempts to take credit for the slain Harry Percy

Prince Hal: “Why, Percy I killed myself, and saw thee dead.”  Falstaff: “Dids't thou? Lord, Lord, how this world is given to lying! I grant you I was down and out breath, and so was he; but we rose both at an instant, and fought a long hour by Shrewsbury clock.” Prince John [Joseph Mitchell Parks]; Prince Hal [Brian Morvant]; and

Falstaff [Benjamin Curns] (Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act V scene iv: Hal realises once again that there is nothing Falstaff will not steal from

him, up to and including the greatest military triumph of his life.  "Come, bring your luggage nobly on your back. /For my part, if a lie may do thee grace,/I'll gild it with the happiest terms I have."  Prince Hal [Brian Morvant]

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act III scene i: Joann Sacco, Glendower’s daughter, [Lady Mortimer], who speaks only Welsh.

(Photo by Steve Barrett)

Act III scene i: Josh Vink [Edmund Mortimer]

(Photo by Nick Stannard)