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Henry IV, part 2

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The next chapter in Shakespeare’s epic cycle, Henry IV, Part 2 continues the richly layered coming-of-age tale from previous seasons. King Henry IV is in failing health with enemies threatening his kingdom, and Prince Hal must reconcile the public and private life as the mantle of kingship passes from father to son. Falstaff faces his duty with an eye to a future when Hal is king in Shakespeare’s dramatic tale of family, betrayal, and rebellion.