Falstaff

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a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays

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But at the heart of the play is Sir John Falstaff (Antony Sher) a rollicking, ale-guzzling conman, inconsistent to a degree and with a sense of amoral fraudulence that can trick the Cheapside madam, Mistress Quickly (the marvellous Paola Dionisotti) out of house and home and Justice Shallow out of a thousand marks - a huge sum by today's values.
John Jowett claimed that Shakespeare may have changed the name "Russell" to 'Bardolph' in 1 Henry IV, and subsequent plays in which that character appears, because of imposed censorship from powerful individuals, the same reason he changed "Sir John Oldcastle" to "Sir John Falstaff.
Even Sir John Falstaff is forced out of the taverns to raise a militia, but will his attachment to Hal be rewarded with promotion and the life of ease he feels sure he deserves?
In the open-air production, wayward knight Sir John Falstaff 's plans to woo a pair of wealthy married women become unstuck when they realise what he is up to.
54) by their past and their present quarrels, and the extent of the malady that has befallen Henry's kingdom emerged in Prince John's gleeful but uncivil tricking of the rebel leaders (young men, too, can be given to lying), and in Colville's absurd surrender to the "famous" Sir John Falstaff.
Illyria present Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, which features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and deals with Elizabethanera English middle class life.
In it Sir John Falstaff (Sid James) arrives at Windsor penniless and decides to court two wealthy women (Hatti Jacques and Joan Sims) in order to gain pecuniary advantage.
More importantly, they do not turn "1 Henry IV" into a the Sir John Falstaff show despite the not inconsiderable presence of Geoff Elliott in the role of the fat knight.
Eventually the huge cartoonish figure of Sir John Falstaff lumbered through the doors with Terfel just about recognisable under the scaffold of disguise.
The action of this historical play steers between the court and a rowdy tavern in Eastcheap, where the dominating presence is the big sack of a man called John Falstaff.
When John Falstaff justifies the morality of purse-taking as a proper exercise of his "vocation," he is invoking the ethical autonomy of his field of activity.
Gaetan Laperriere's Sir John Falstaff (his first performance of the role) was wonderfully sung, and he supplied a nice touch of broad comedy.
SCENE: Corporal Pistol and the ne'er-do-well Private Blog search for Sir John Falstaff.
But the jovial figure of Sir John Falstaff also served the Lemp family well by masking the troubles that beset this ill-fated family of brewers.
Dans la premiere piece de theatre, l'intrigue met en scene les astuces de Sir John Falstaff, campe par Chaker Boulemdais qui decide de courtiser [beaucoup moins que] Dame Page [beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que] Dame Ford [beaucoup plus grand que], deux bourgeoises des Windsor.
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