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  • 1 Dee // Jul 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

    It is my belief that ‘ Will the Bard ‘ was just another establishment propagandist – a very good one , but none the less, just – that .

  • 2 Sam Kleine // Nov 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Hal is absolutely a real character. Shakespeare’s history plays often are wildly off the mark but Henry IV speaks the truth. Hal is f*cked up and he just wants to party. But Then reality kicks him in the b*lls and he does what needs to be done. I can relate to that, so to me he’s a real character.

  • 3 Hal D. Bowker // Feb 23, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Very well written and researched. Having been named after him I am very happy to have read this! Yes, its obvious, he was a real character and did well too, all things considered. Lucky that Shakespeare got his hands on Hal’s story or else he would have been forever damned by the loud mouths who can’t resist stretching the truth to make a point, most usually after the person has died too!!

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