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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Henry IV, Part 2, 2.2 (1974, Peter Seabourne)

TitleHenry IV, Part 2, 2.2
Release LocationsGB
DirectorPeter Seabourne
MediumColor video
Audiencehigh school
Play ConnectionsHenry IV, Part 2 (scene(s))
SeriesThe Shakespeare Series [IFB]


The third in a series of twelve British educational films showing scenes intended "to serve as an introduction to each play's theme or atmosphere" (see also numbers 22, 131, 232, 326, 430, 467, 490, 510, 556, 601 and 619). This part shows the fun-loving Hal in the tavern with Poins rehearsing for another of his nasty little practical jokes on Falstaff (2.2). This series, the "IFB," should not be confused with "The Shakespeare Series" (BHE/BFA), a series of abridged plays (see 41, 228, 258, 323, 406, 656). The BUFVC catalog (8) lists a Henry IV Part 2: An Introduction, which includes II.ii as well as V.v, and seems to be an expanded version of this film. The U.K. distributor (EFV), however, no longer seems to be in existence

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastMichael Pennington
CastNatasha Pyne
CastDavid Suchet

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorPeter Seabourne
ProducerJohn Seabourne

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell