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Henry IV Part II DVD (RSC)


  • King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion against his reign threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that his son Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. Sir John Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwilling locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend.

    Royal Shakespeare Company
    Henry IV:
     Jasper Britton
    Falstaff: Antony Sher
    Hal: Alex Hassell
    Hotspur: Trevor White
    Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Douglas: Sean Chapman 
    Earl of Westmoreland: Youssef Kerkour 
    Prince John: Elliot Barnes-Worrell 

    Director:Gregory Doran 
    Stephen Brimson Lewis
    Lighting: Tim Mitchell
    Music: Paul Englishby
    Movement: Michael Ashcroft
    Recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Plus: Director's commentary / Cinema Films / Meet the Cast /  Cast Gallery

  • Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0  / DTS 5.1 Surround
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: All Regions
    Running Time: 168+27 mins
    Subtitles: EN/FR/DE
    Year: 2014