If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Understand the literary and artistic context of Henry IV and its impact on subsequent thespians.
Analyze the meaning of Henry IV as a dramatic text and evaluate how it communicates its main themes.
Consider Henry IV as a performed work, and be able to formulate positions on the best artistic approaches to staging the work as well as evaluate the approaches of others' productions.
Produce analytical and creative writing the analyzes and expands upon the theme and style of the work.