Henry IV, Part One, by William Shakespeare, is part of the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare series. This unique series features newly edited texts prepared by leading scholars from America and Great Britain, in collaboration with one of the world’s foremost Shakespeare authorities, David Scott Kastan of Columbia University. Together they have produced texts as faithful as possible to those that Shakespeare wrote.
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The story of Prince Hal's unorthodox preparation for kingship, Henry IV, Part One features one of the most famous comic characters in all of literature-Sir John Falstaff. The editor, Matthew Dimmock, offers a concise picture of the actual historical events dramatized in the play, revealing what Shakespeare changed and why.