Prefaces to Shakespeare | Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part I

Sir Michael Redgrave presents a personal view of Henry IV, Part 1, referring to Shakespeare's treatment of political loyalties. "I think one of the driving forces of this play is that Shakespeare takes both sides - that of Prince Hal and that of Hotspur - and by taking both sides he's able to show how ephemeral political loyalties can be and were." These talks were given as curtain raisers to the transmission of the BBC Television Shakespeare plays.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual, Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 26'51''
  • Broadcast date: 1979

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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