The Bard's own bands of harddrinking roisterers
would certainly recognise Rooster's timeless qualities.
For the churchwarden's duties extended to breaking into alehouses to haul off roisterers
to church, and presenting moral offenders to the ecclesiastical courts.
At 3.30am on Sunday morning, an hour when some Paris roisterers
will at last be considering shuteye, she will be in the yard supervising the departure of eight Sheikh Rashid horses to Heathrow and Dubai.
He adds: 'We've always been roisterers
,' a word which has me reaching for my dictionary.
This is a shtetl we have not seen before, populated largely by roisterers
, rogues, and roughnecks.
In the fiction features, there was a special frisson in seeing 73-year-old Jeanne Moreau luminous playing the 65-yearold Marguerite Duras in Josee Dayan's Cet Amour-La-and those aged roisterers
, Tom Courtenay, Michael Caine, and David Hemmings (with an etched Helen Mirren) in Fred Schepisi's Last Orders (UK).
Choosing the better part of valour, the German roisterers