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'A Forty-Minute Henry IV Part 1' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Forty-Minute Henry IV Part 1' by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: England. Time Period: Medieval
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Cafe/Bar/Restaurant, Forest, Wilderness and Castle Interior
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
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Swearing rate: 1 rude word per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
Costume notes
Abridgement of William Shakespeare's 'First Part of King Henry IV', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
Henry IV is at odds with his nobles, even those who helped him usurp Richard II. Meanwhile his son, Prince Hal has absentend himself from court and is spending his time in taverns with Sir John Falstaff and his clique. Things come to a head with a rebellion, led by Harry Hotspur and at last the dissolute Prince Hal proves himself a warrior.


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