2010 Introduction to Falstaff

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Wed Jul 21, 2010 • 5 min

Into an England ripped apart by civil war strides the gigantic figure of Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare's most endearing and brilliantly comedic rogue. In this exciting new adaptation of Henry IV, Parts I and II by Errol Durbach, we follow Sir John as he leads the young Prince Hal in a series of wild adventures. As Hal’s father, Henry IV, fights a deadly battle to retain control of the English throne, the King and Falstaff engage in an unforgettable struggle for the heart and mind of the future Henry V. Friendship or honour, pleasure or duty, loyalty or betrayal - which path will Hal choose?