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Contemporary Adaptations of Henry IV, Part One
England's War With Spain
Folio Version of Henry IV, Part One
Hearing The Play
Henry IV Biography
London Globe Theater
Study Questions and Essay Topics
Our Lexicon for
King Henry IV Part 1:
What a plague!
What a pox!
in respect of
any woman, often a head of a certain household
a young woman
by my honor; faith, faithfulness, truth
away from here
please (pray you)
right now, or "I come right away" (eg. "Anon, good nurse! Speak!")
are, or skill (i.e.Thou art dead; no physician's art can save you.")
does or do (i.e. "Dost thou know the time?")
before (i.e."We must leave ere daybreak")
gladly (i.e."I fain would bake Mr. Love cookies if I could get them an A")
an exclamation of dismay or disgust (i.e. "You cheated? Fie upon it!" "Fie! Are you mad?")
listen (i.e. "Hark to the owl" OR " Hark! the familiar form of sir
By God's name
By christ's blood
Indeed!, yah, right on
Indeed!, Yah, right on
courage, strength, bravery
husband of an unfaithful wife, denoted by making horns
servant, derogatory slur
informal way of saying "sir"
The original Shakespearean text
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Over hundreds of years many people have made various copies of Shakespeare's plays.However within these copies the writers do not capitalize the same words as Shakespeare.In Shakespeares original plays, he would capitalize the word he wanted his actors to emphasize.Not only would Shakespeare capitalize but he would also use letters that presently different. For example; in Shakespeare's
he states "But yefternight". In Shakespearean times f''s took the place of s'.Instead of yeh-ft-er-ni-te it reads as yes-ter-nite.Although modern day Shakespearean plays lack this distinction, it is available in Shakespeare's "first folio edition".This is a book full of Shakespeare's plays written in the original text, including the capitalization of emphasized words.
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