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Henry IV, Part 1
Shakespeare in the Schools, Murray State, Henry IV-1

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Henry IV, Part 1

A charming coming-of-age story in which Hal, a prince with a penchant for practical jokes, must step up when his nation and his father need him most.


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This script contains enough copies for each actor in each scene. All scenes are no more than two pages, so they can be printed front-back on cardstock or placed in plastic sleeves for reuse.

Synopsis (for students to learn plot, settings, characters, themes):
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Formative Assessment worksheet (cloze reading / questions):
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Historical Document: 1587 Holinshed's Chronicles (source material for Shakespeare's play):
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Worksheet for comparing Shakespeare's Henry IV Part 1 to its historical source:
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Writing Prompts, with National Common Core Anchor Standards:
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Dr. Barbara Mather Cobb
7B-15 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341


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