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"What is honor?" Prince Hal spends his days carousing in seedy taverns with criminals and lowly commoners, much to the dismay of his father, King Henry IV. Winding from the Boar's Head Tavern to the shadows of Gad’s Hill, Hal’s path to the throne may be unusual, but it eventually leads him to the one place where questions of honor and reputation come to a head: the battlefield.
Running time for 1 Henry IV is approximately two hours, thirty minutes including a fifteen minute intermission.
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Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.
Premier Season Sponsors
Peter Andrews, In memory of Joan Andrews, a Folger Reader and supporter for many years.
Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Robin and Roger Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance
Dr. David E. Johnson and Ms. Wendy Frieman
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
William and Louisa Newlin
Gail Kern Paster
Maryland Public Television
Folger Theatre's production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.