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H4

2012
1h 46m
Drama/History
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Cast

Harry Lennix (King Henry IV)Angus Macfadyen (Sir John Falstaff)Amad Jackson (Prince Harry)John J. Jordan (Lancaster)Geno Monteiro (Hotspur)Keith David (Worcester)Terrell Tilford (Westmoreland)Candice Coke (Pistol)Sharon Ferguson (Mowbray)Heavy D (Archbishop Scroop)Jeryl Prescott (Northumberland)Victoria Gabrielle Platt (Chief Justice)Jahmela Yarbrough (Latice Mortimer)Susan Dalian (Kate)Aswad Ali (Soldier)Justin Alston (Bardolph)Heather Ankeny (News Anchor)Christian Broussard (Henchman)

Director

Paul Quinn

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Synopsis

H4 translates Shakespeare's Henry IV plays to contemporary Los Angeles to explore political struggles in the community. By killing a popular black leader, Henry hopes to cement his family's political dynasty, but his reckless son, Hal, seems more interested in hijinks than politics. Will the "Prince of Watts" follow in the footsteps of his powerful father, or will he succumb to the criminal life championed by Falstaff? Performed in Shakespeare's original language, H4 will appeal to Shakespearean aficionados and newcomers alike.

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