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Henry 4, Part 2 Overview

Henry IV, Part 2 Overview

  • Category: History
  • Period written: 1598
  • First known performance:
  • Number of lines: 2248
  • Number of scenes: 22
  • Total Characters: 55
  • Prose/Verse: 49%/51%
  • Folios: Folio 1 (1632), Folio 2 (1632), Folio 3 (1663-4), Folio 4 (1685)
  • Quartos: Quarto 1 (1600)
  • Possible Sources: Hickscorner (Anony­mous, 1510), The Governour (Sir Thomas Elyot, 1531), The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Famelies of Lancastre and Yorke (Edward Hall, 1548), The Chronicles of England (John Stow, 1580), The Third Volume of Chronicles (Raphael Holinshed, 1587), The First Fowre Bookes of the Civile Wars (Samuel Daniel, 1595), The Famous Victories of Henry the Fifth (Anony­mous, 1598), Tarlton’s Jests (Richard Tarlton, 1600)

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