1 Henry IV 101

Episode 18 is all about the first part of Henry IV (aka one of Aubrey's favorite plays, and one of Jess's least favorite). The Rhetorical Device of the Week is apposition; the Burbage Break is all about OP (aka "original practices"); we give you a quick and dirty run-down of the Plantagenet family tree and a glimpse into the three very different character worlds of this play. Aubrey discusses the many character foils in the Tips & Tidbits section, and we introduce a new game. Is this a play about a calculating machiavel or a coming-of-age tale about a prince who slums it during his gap year? That's a choice that you can make.