Henry IV, Part 2
Henry IV, Part 2 carries forward the two strands of story put in motion in Henry IV, Part 1. The two parts are integrated, but not (I believe) nearly as dextrously as those in the first part. Some of the reason is that Harry Hotspur, who was one of the main points of interest in Part 1, is already dead, while the other story wanders into the painful territory of Hal extricating himself from the company of his former disreputable associates (chiefly Falstaff). All this draws to a head and a dramatic close with the death of King Henry IV. To some degree, the play seems to be a mechanical bridge between Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry V.
I personally find it less amusing and nuanced, but in all fairness, it is a play that offers a number of interesting thematic reflections on the basic ideas of the whole range of plays, and toward the end of the play there are a handful of dramatically powerful scenes — the first where Hal takes and dons the crown before his father has actually died, and has to explain his way out of that, and the other where he finally rejects Falstaff unequivocally. There’s considerable dramatic meat there that can be disposed in a variety of ways in performance.