Let’s play the scene from Henry IV Part I, (Act 3 Scene 2) where Henry IV tells of his son for being a reprobate, etc. Henry IV, beset with rebellion, is upset with his son, Prince Hal, who is behaving like a reprobate, and is not at home much, and is not offering his father any support.
This needs two players to play the scene. The two roles are:
If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When everyone has selected their role, let the reading commence. Play the scene to the entrance of Blunt.
This extract is one of a series of five which explore the relationship of Henry IV, Hal, and Falstaff. If you want to explore further, you could have a look at Let’s Play: Falstaff, Prince Hal, and Henry IV which gives an overview, and provides links to the four other articles.
It is also one of another series which explore the relationship of Henry IV, Hal, and Hotspur. If you want to explore further, you could have a look at Let’s Play: Prince Hal, Henry IV, and Hotspur which gives an overview, and provides links to other articles.
Now you’ve read this scene, there’s a number of things you can do:
Read the scenes again and again, reversing roles until the speeches sound ‘just right’
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Read the whole play by clicking on the following link: Henry IV Part I
Choose another piece for 2 players to read from: Playreadings for 2 players
Get 6 – 12 friends around and read one of the Shakespeare plays choosing from those available at MFFEV5
If you want to understand better how our MFFEV5 CloudReader scripts work, read:
- Preparing Malvolio for Performance using MFFEV5 CloudReader and Parts and Cues