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The First part of King Henry the fourth (facs. 1st Folio 1623)

Shakespeare’s King Henry IV, Part One focuses not only on powerful political drama, but on the way that political drama is echoed in the relationship of a father and son. Henry IV has risked everything, including his soul, to take the crown from Richard II, but can his son ever be a worthy successor? This is a facsimile edition of the play from the First Folio edition of 1623.

Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition 1623 from the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, K.G. with an Introduction and Census of Copies by Sidney Lee (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1902).


The text is in the public domain.

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