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I feel like the Hal we see this time round comes across a lot more feckless because we’ve seen that he can do better, but he still goes back to his old ways of spying on Falstaff and failing to live up to his duties when his father needs him the most. He tells Poins that he’s upset about his father’s illness, but his younger brothers are all either by his father’s side at court or busy fighting rebels while he and Poins oil each other up and giggle. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

OMG “oil each other up and giggle” please tell me that’s actually what happens. I want giggling.

this is exactly what happens!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Iain Glen as Earl of Warwick in “The Hollow Crown - Henry IV - Part II”…

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Iain Glen as Earl of Warwick in “The Hollow Crown - Henry IV - Part II”…

I feel like the Hal we see this time round comes across a lot more feckless because we’ve seen that he can do better, but he still goes back to his old ways of spying on Falstaff and failing to live up to his duties when his father needs him the most. He tells Poins that he’s upset about his father’s illness, but his younger brothers are all either by his father’s side at court or busy fighting rebels while he and Poins oil each other up and giggle. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

Prince Hal, who up until now has spent the majority of his time getting drunk and playing pranks on people (interspersed with semi-regular bouts of navel-gazing), rolls up to the palace a couple of hours prior to his father’s demise. In fact, he nabs the crown before his dad’s even kicked it. I realise that this is a powerful scene and that the interesting thing about Hal is that he isn’t quite ready for power, and that power changes him irrevocably, but — what do the brothers think? Are they bitter about the fact that they’ve been standing by their father all this time while all Hal has to do is waltz in and claim the throne? What? Has anyone ever written a fanfic play about Prince Hal’s little brothers? — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

If you enjoy scenes made out of pure, nail-biting frustration, look no further than Prince Hal taking the crown from his father’s pillow. Look, if you’re going to take the crown from your father, check to see if he’s dead first! This is basic shit, dude! — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

If you enjoy scenes made out of pure, nail-biting frustration, look no further than Prince Hal taking the crown from his father’s pillow. Look, if you’re going to take the crown from your father, check to see if he’s dead first! This is basic shit, dude! — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

The scenes we see of Henry IV’s rule all seem to take place during the witching hours, with everyone’s skin looking drawn and haggard in the grey-blue light. As soon as Hal is crowned, though, the throne room takes on the red-gold tones it had during Richard’s reign, and Hal himself seems to glow with youth and vitality. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

The scenes we see of Henry IV’s rule all seem to take place during the witching hours, with everyone’s skin looking drawn and haggard in the grey-blue light. As soon as Hal is crowned, though, the throne room takes on the red-gold tones it had during Richard’s reign, and Hal himself seems to glow with youth and vitality. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

This kid was the Henry IV Part 2 equivalent of the hilarious reaction-shot characters we saw in Richard II. Throughout Falstaff’s gradual deterioration into the realm of true awfulness, this boy was on hand to remove Falstaff’s boots and pour him more wine, apparently for no pay whatsoever. Which, come to think of it, sounds alarmingly similar to the type of internships my generation are currently suffering through en masse. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

This kid was the Henry IV Part 2 equivalent of the hilarious reaction-shot characters we saw in Richard II. Throughout Falstaff’s gradual deterioration into the realm of true awfulness, this boy was on hand to remove Falstaff’s boots and pour him more wine, apparently for no pay whatsoever. Which, come to think of it, sounds alarmingly similar to the type of internships my generation are currently suffering through en masse. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

Simon Russell Beale struck a pretty good balance between playing a sympathetic Falstaff and being outright unlikeable (the first being rather difficult and the second being all too easy), partially because the people Falstaff was taking advantage of were so damn stupid. I spent a significant chunk of this play throwing rotten turnips at Mistress Quickly’s head because she just kept getting taken in by Falstaff’s wafer-thin scams. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.

Simon Russell Beale struck a pretty good balance between playing a sympathetic Falstaff and being outright unlikeable (the first being rather difficult and the second being all too easy), partially because the people Falstaff was taking advantage of were so damn stupid. I spent a significant chunk of this play throwing rotten turnips at Mistress Quickly’s head because she just kept getting taken in by Falstaff’s wafer-thin scams. — from The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 2.