The BBC Production of "Henry IV" Part I Film Review by Top Papers

The BBC Production of "Henry IV" Part I
A review of the BBC's 1979 production of "King Henry IV", Part 1.
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This paper is a discussion of the BBC's 1979 production of "King Henry IV", Part 1, a low-budget filming of the play. The paper discusses how the budgetary limitations show in a number of scenes, the performances in several scenes are less than wonderful, and the whole production is not what might have been expected. The paper opines that the film is most valuable for those who are not familiar with the play.

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""Henry IV," Part I is one of the more widely produced of Shakespeare's histories, and it has several elements that make it a fine dramatic vehicle: Falstaff, the wayward Prince Hal, Hotspur, the mystical Owen Glendower, and the battle at Shrewsbury involving the various encounters among the warlords facing one another in individual combat. In 1979, as part of its project to videotape Shakespeare's plays, the BBC produced this play. The product was a mixed result. There are certain signs that this is a low-budget production. Most plainly this emerges in the fight scenes in Act V. There are never more than a few actors on the..."

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