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Falstaff

jovial knight and rascal of brazen braggadocio. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; I Henry IV; II Henry IV]

Falstaff

“that swoln parcel of dropsies.” [Br. Drama: Benét, 339]
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46) The sack often consumed by Sir John Falstaff was a fortified wine, imported from Spain and the Canary Islands; sack was dry but the English usually added sugar to it before it was sold in order to sweeten it, and Falstaff's inordinate desire for it explains why he is called "sack-and-sugar Jack" by Poins in 1 Henry IV (1.
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?
gt;In a nutshell: Mad Hal rides again with an unusual Sir John Falstaff at his side.
Tomorrow Terfel will reprise the role of Sir John Falstaff, who offers Mistress Ford and Mistress Page his unwanted romantic attentions.
Gaetan Laperriere's Sir John Falstaff (his first performance of the role) was wonderfully sung, and he supplied a nice touch of broad comedy.
Dennis Price, as Sir John Falstaff, waded playfully in the shallow waters of this character, so diminished from the Henry plays.
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.
Evans: If Sir John Falstaff have committed disparagements unto you, I am of the church, and will be glad to do my benevolence to make atonements and compremises between you.
The play's popularity, however, is largely because of the character of John Falstaff, a complex clown and rogue.
Sir John Falstaff, a comical, down-at-the-heels follower of Prince Hal.
In Henry IV: Part I and Part II and in Henry V, Shakespeare chronicles Henry's life from his days as a profligate youth under the influence of Sir John Falstaff to his victory at Agincourt as king of England.

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