KING HENRY THE FOURTH
HENRY – Prince of Wales, son to the KING
PRINCE JOHN – of Lancaster, son to the KING
EARL OF WESTMORELAND, SIR WALTER BLUNT – friends to the KING
THOMAS PERCY – Earl of Worcester
HENRY PERCY – Earl of Northumberland
HENRY PERCY – surnamed HOTSPUR, his son
EDMUND MORTIMER – Earl of March
SCROOP – Archbishop of York
SIR MICHAEL – a friend to the Archbishop
ARCHIBALD – Earl of Douglas
SIR RICHARD VERNON
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF
LADY PERCY – wife to HOTSPUR, and sister to MORTIMER
LADY MORTIMER – daughter to GLENDOWER, and wife to MORTIMER
MRS QUICKLY – hostess of a tavern in Eastcheap
Lords, officers, sheriff, vintner, chamberlain, drawers, two carriers, travellers, and attendants
Scene i: London. A room in the palace.
Scene ii: The same. Another room in the palace.
Scene iii: The same. Another room in the palace.
Scene i: Rochester. An inn yard.
Scene ii: The road to Gadshill.
Scene iii: Warkworth. A room in the castle.
Scene iv: Eastcheap. A room in the Boar’s Head Tavern.
Scene i: Bangor. A room in the archdeacon’s house.
Scene ii: London. A room in the palace.
Scene iii: Eastcheap. A room in the Boar’s Head Tavern.
Scene i: The rebel camp near Shrewsbury.
Scene ii: A public road near Coventry.
Scene iii: The rebel camp near Shrewsbury.
Scene iv: York. A room in the archbishop’s house.
Scene i: The King’s camp near Shrewsbury.
Scene ii: The rebel camp.
Scene iii: Plain near Shrewsbury.
Scene iv: Another part of the field.
Scene v: Another part of the field.
Act V: Scene i
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: ‘Tis not due yet; I would be loth to pay him before his day. What need I be so forward with him that calls not on me? Well, ’tis no matter; honour pricks me on. Yea, but how if honour prick me off when I come on? how then? Can honour set-to a leg? no: or an arm? no: or take away the grief of a wound? no. Honour hath no skill in surgery, then? no. What is honour? a word. What is in that word, honour? What is that honour? air. A trim reckoning! – Who hath it? he that died o’ Wednesday. Doth he feel it? no. Doth he hear it? no. Is it insensible, then? yea, to the dead. But will it not live with the living? no. Why? detraction will not suffer it: – therefore I’ll none of it: honour is a mere scutcheon: and so ends my catechism.