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a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays

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David Troughton as Sir John Falstaff in the RSC production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor Photo credit: Manuel Harlan
"God has decided this play needed a second intermission," stated Hanks in a manner that Sir John Falstaff would say it.
Barrie Rutter, as the libidinous Sir John Falstaff, tries his luck with the ladies in Northern Broadsides' production of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives, which is on stage at the Liverpool Playhouse until Saturday Picture: NOBBY CLARKE
Based on Shakespeare's plays The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, it's the story of Sir John Falstaff, a broke knight who plans to seduce two married women, Mrs Ford and Mrs Page, so he can gain their husbands' wealth.
One may quibble here and there with Cobb's casting choices, but he's the star of the show, portraying Sir John Falstaff with delightfully leering licentiousness.
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." (21) "Russell" might be an allusion to the widow Elizabeth Russell who started a petition to stop the Blackfriars theatre.
"Sir John Falstaff." Review of English Studies 8.32 (1932): 414-24.
"The Merry Wives of Windsor" is an operatic retelling of the William Shakespeare comedy about the exploits of the swaggering blowhard, Sir John Falstaff, and the wily women who outsmart him.
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.
No such uncertainty plagued Sir John Falstaff. From his first entrance in 1.2, Roger Allam played Falstaff as a man utterly bemused by his own exaggerated self-confidence.
His composure has a limit, and it is illustrated in the stretched belly of Sir John Falstaff, for it is finally Falstaff's appetite, more than any major or minor unlawful offense, that is rendered obscurely criminal in one of Henry V's first acts as king.
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.
John Falstaff Randy Quaid Frank Ford Robert Cuccioli Agnes Ford Lauren Kennedy George Page Dan Sharkey Margaret Anne Page Dee Hoty Miss Anne Page Kara Lindsay Miss Quickly Ramona Keller With: Nick Sullivan, Brandon Williams, Drew McVety, Chad Seib, Ryan Murray, Mignel A.
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. Falstaff is one of Shakespeare's most vital and fully realized creations.
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