Let’s play the teasing love scene between Hotspur and his wife Lady Percy (Act 2 Scene 3). Hotspur is planning a rebellion against Henry IV. One of the conspirators has written advising him to be cautious. Hotspur’s wife enters, and wants to know what is going on, but Hotspur won’t tell her, to protect her (and himself).
1st player’s part: Hotspur: in Parts and Cues format
2nd player’s part: Lady Percy and Servant (don’t forget to play Servant’s lines) in highlit text format
Play to the end of the scene. If you need help, check out our Help with “Let’s Play”. When both players have selected their role, let the reading commence.
This extract is one of a 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.
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