After reading this article, I decided to watch the recent BBC adaption of Henry IV part 1 myself. I had never seen it before and I did not even know the plot. If anyone else had tried to watch Shakespeare without knowing the plot beforehand, you'll know how easy it is to suddenly get lost in the middle with no idea who anyone is or what the hell is happening. I'll admit I'm probably worse than most people as I can manage to get lost while watching James Bond films. So the first 20minutes I didn't know what was going on as per usual, however once I got a grip of the characters I really got into it. Henry IV part 1 is basically a medieval coming of age story. The main character Prince Hal spends the first part of the play playing immature jokes on his friends however by the end we see Prince Hal step up and become a leader.
The best part was that Alan a Dale from the BBC robin hood series popped up as Hotspur (the rebelling Lord). If you ever watched that series, you should watch this because It's like having Alan back..! I still love him so much.
I'm going to see a performance of Henry IV part 1 later this year so Its great that I will actually know the plot for once when I go to see Shakespeare. haha.
Anyway, Here are some of the memorable hairstyles that were in the show:
a video about how to do hair taping