Tag Archives: Justice Shallow

“If it should come to the ear of the court how I have been transformed, and how my transformation hath been washed and cudgeled, they would melt me out of my fat drop by drop, and liquor fishermen’s boots with me.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————- Act Four:  At Ford’s house, Falstaff’s renewed attempt to seduce Mistress Ford is stalled once again by the arrival of Mistress Page, warning that an angry Ford is on … Continue reading

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“Briefly, I do mean to make love to Ford’s wife. I spy entertainment in her…”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act One By Dennis Abrams ——————————— Major Characters Townspeople of Windsor Margaret Page (the first “wife”) George Page, Margaret Page’s husband Anne Page, their daughter William Page, their son, a schoolboy Alice Ford (the second … Continue reading

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“I know thee not, old man. Fall to thy prayers.”

Henry IV Part Two Act Five, Part Two By Dennis Abrams In my last post we looked at Marjorie Garber’s take on Act Five and the rejection of Falstaff – basically, that in order to assume his role as “king” … Continue reading

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“Presume not that I am the thing I was.”

Henry IV Part Two Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams ——————————– Act Five:  As reports spread that Hal has inherited the throne, the courtiers question his ability.  Falstaff certainly believes that his friend has no intention whatsoever of reforming, … Continue reading

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