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Henry IV Part 1 – Characters

List of Characters (in alphabetical order):

1 CARRIER
1ST TRAVELER
2 CARRIER
2ND TRAVELER
ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
Richard Scrope – A powerful bishop, conspiring against Henry IV, but cautious
BARDOLL
A follower of Falstaff who likes to drink
BLUNT
Loyal follower of Henry IV, liked by all
CHAMBERLAIN
A servant at the inn. Helps Gadshill
DOUGLAS
A wild Scots lord, loyal to Hotspur
FALSTAFF
A fat, ageing, dishonest wit, friend of Hal, takes advantage of that friendship, but loves Hal. A reprobate Puritan.
FRANCIS
A dim-witted waiter
GADSHILL
A rogue and a thief.
GLENDOWER
Lady Mortimer’s father. A pompous but friendly Welshman. Claims the Welsh throne, and believes in portents. Hot tempered.
HOSTESS
Mistress Quickly – An aging bar and brothel keeper. Good-natured but stupid.
HOTSPUR
Son of Northumberland – A loquacious, hot-tempered young man. Wants to fight and rebel.
KING HENRY IV
An aging, guilt-ridden, Machiavellian king.
LADY PERCY
Hotspur’s ever-loving wife, who puts up with his martial nonsense.
MESSENGER
MESSENGER 2
MORTIMER
Brother of Lady Percy – Some say, the rightful King of England. Held for ransom by Glendower. Has married Glendower’s daughter.
NORTHUMBERLAND
Helped Henry IV to throne in Richard II, now wants to overthrow him.
OSTLER
PETO
POINS
Friend of Prince Hal and wants to take advantage of that. Likes not Falstaff.
PRINCE HAL
Eldest son of Henry IV and so heir to throne. Sowing his wild oats, but wants to reform when king.
PRINCE JOHN
Lord John of Lancaster, son of Henry IV, Hal’s younger brother. Not so witty or sensitive to moral realities as Prince Hal.
SERVANT
SHERIFF
SIR MICHAEL
THIEVES
VERNON
A rebel, but a good-hearted chap.
VINTNER
WESTMORLAND
A loyal follower of Henry IV. A messenger.
WORCESTER
Younger brother of Northumberland, uncle to Hotspur, a devious and envious rebel. Wants to overthrow Henry IV.
LORDS, SERVANTS, TRAVELERS, ATTENDANTS

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