The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2 (2012)

My complaints about the recastings in “Henry IV, Part 1” undermining the premise of this series – a unified production tackling Shakespeare’s English history plays in sequence – continue here as any impact James Purefoy as Thomas of Mowbray returning is defeated by Pip Torrens taking his place, unrecognisable as the same character except a…

Henry IV, Part 2 (~1599) by William Shakespeare

A much lesser work than “Henry IV, Part 1”, to my mind. There are some great moments in here, but the play as a whole feels so much more tangential and padded than “Richard II” and “Henry IV, Part 1”. It picks up in the later acts, but there’s so much repetitive Falstaff material in…