Tag Archives: Sir John Falstaff

“I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Five By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Five:  At midnight, Falstaff waits in the Park, disguised, as instructed, as Herne the Hunter – an ancient woodland spirit.  Just as Mistresses Ford and Page arrive, the … Continue reading

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“I had rather be set quick i’th’earth,/And bowled to death with turnips.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  the duel between Caius and Evans fails to occur when the Host of the Garter sends them to different places; reconciled, the two men agree to be … 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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“The question is — is it the SAME Falstaff?”

The Merry Wives of Windsor An Introduction By Dennis Abrams The only comedy of Shakespeare’s that is set in England from first to last, The Merry Wives of Windsor delights in its social and geographical setting, turning away from the … Continue reading

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“I am not only witty in myself, but the cause that wit is in other men.”

Henry IV, Part Two Act One By Dennis Abrams ——————————– MAJOR CHARACTERS King Henry IV of England Prince Henry (known as Hal), later crowned King Henry V Hal’s brothers:  Prince John of Lancaster; Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester; Thomas, Duke of … Continue reading

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“O, thou hast damnable iteration, and art indeed able to corrupt a saint. Thou hast done much harm upon me, Hal — God forgive thee for it!”

Henry IV, Part One Act One By Dennis Abrams —————————— Major Characters King Henry IV (sometimes known as Bolingbroke) Prince Harry, Prince of Wales, Henry IV’s eldest son and heir (also known as Hal) Lord John of Lancaster, a younger … Continue reading

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