Tag Archives: Chimes at Midnight

“We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow,”

Henry IV Part Two Act Three By Dennis Abrams ———————————– Act Three:  The pressures of kingship (as well as the guilt of the usurpation) are obviously taking their toll on King Henry.  Unable to sleep, he reflects ruefully with Warwick … Continue reading

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You define who you are by your reaction to Falstaff…Those who do not care for Falstaff are in love with time, death, the state, and the censor.”

Introduction to Henry IV, Part Two By Dennis Abrams Is it possible for a sequel (other than The Godfather, Part Two of course) equal the original?  In the case of Henry IV, Part Two, the answer is a resounding yes. … Continue reading

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“I like not such grinning honour as Sir Walter hath. Give me life…”

Henry IV, Part One Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————– I’d like to start today’s post where I usually end:  with a film clip.  This is from Orson Welles’ masterpiece, Chimes at Midnight.  As I’m sure you’ve noticed, … Continue reading

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