Richard Burton as Hal in Henry IV parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford, 1951

Part One was directed by Anthony Quayle (who also played Falstaff) and Part Two by Michael Redgrave. 

Photo by Angus McBean

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