Henry IV | Script
90-Minute Cut of Henry IV (Conflated)
Our cut of Henry IV (conflated)
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The Doubling Chart for Henry IV
This cut is for a company of 7 actors
All characters in the same color are played by the same actor. An X indicates the character is in the scene, an O indicates that the actor is in the scene playing a different character.
We have not performed this cut yet.
We cut and conflated a lot of characters, paring the royals and the rebels down to just a couple of leaders and a couple of lieutenants.
The cut is weighted very heavily toward Part 1, taking up about 60-70 of the 90-minute runtime. Part 2 almost serves as an epilogue, the greatest hits of Hal trying on the crown, Lady Percy scolding Northumberland, and the rejection of Falstaff.
We gave the epilogue to Falstaff.
For years, we have successfully used the Kaiser Method for determining the runtime of our script cuts. The text and table below are a resource by Scott Kaiser from OSF called “Estimating The Playing Time of a Shakespearean Text.” Copyright 2004 Estimating the Playing Time of a Shakespearean Text By Scott Kaiser To estimate the…
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