The title Henry IV can refer to one of two theatrical works:
Henry IV by William Shakespeare
While Henry IV is usually used as a combined title, it is on occasion also found as the title for one of the plays.
Translations and Adaptations
A number of operas by this name have been written over the years, most of them largely based on The Merry Wives of Windsor, with material from Shakespeare's Henry IV, (Parts I and II) added. Composers and librettists include Antonio Salieri and Carlo Prospero Defranceschi (1799); Michael William Balfe and S. Manfredo Maggione (1838); and Giuseppe Verdi and Arrigo Boito (1893). A "symphonic study" called Falstaff was also written by Edward Elgar in 1913.
1853: Selections from what is referred to as Henry IV were performed in The Lyceum by the Port Elizabeth Dramatic Society on 22 October, followed by The Spare Bed (Fox Cooper), An Unwarrantable Intrusion ( Morton). This could have been selections from either one or both the Henry IV plays.
PACT theatre programme, 1976.
CAPAB theatre programme, 1984.
Henry IV by Luigi Pirandello
See Enrico IV
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