and it was presented at the Washington Shakespeare Theater, in their new building, the Harman Center:
Now, the history plays are not my favorites, and of the history plays, Henry IV Part II is not ( in my opinion) as good as Henry IV Part I , or Henry V, or Richard III. However, I will take Shakespeare any day of the week, any way I can get him!
The set was fascinating and inventive, and though some of the actors were too shrill or talked too fast ( again, my opinion), some of them were very good indeed, notably Stacy Keach as Falstaff:
here he is, with Maggie Kettering as Doll Tearsheet - I love that name!
I noted a few thought-provoking lines from this play:
In Act III, Scene I:
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown".
and this ,in Act III, from one of the lesser characters, Feeble:
A man can die but once; — we owe God a death.