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Henry 4, Part 1 Overview

Henry IV, Part 1 Overview

  • Category: History
  • Period written: 1596-1597
  • First known performance:
  • Number of lines: 2211
  • Number of scenes: 19
  • Total Characters: 35
  • Prose/Verse: 43%/57%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1598), Quarto 2 (1599), Quarto 3 (1604), Quarto 4 (1608), Quarto 5 (1613), Quarto 6 (1622), Quarto 7 (1632), Quarto 8 (1639), Q0 (1599, before Q1)
  • Possible Sources: Sir John Fastolf of Nacton (N/A, 1380–1459), The Nature of the Four Elements (John Rastell, 1519), The World and the Child (Anony­mous, 1522), A New Enterlude called Theresytes (Anony­mous, 1537), A Myrroure for Magistrates (The Duke of Suffolk, 1559), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), Endimion (John Lyly, 1591), The First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars (Samuel Daniel, 1595)

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