Parolles

Parolles

cowardly braggart and wastrel. [Br. Lit.: All’s Well That Ends Well]

Parolles

boastful villain of affected sentiment and knowledge. [Br. Lit.: All’s Well That Ends Well]
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What is it in her dialogue with Parolles that alters her tone from despairing recusancy in her first soliloquy to confident, moral purposiveness in her second?
Throw in the usual brace of sub-plots (Bertram's pals pretend to be Russian soldiers and capture Parolles, his rather revolting friend, and teach him a humiliating lesson; the Countess, Bertram's mother, actually sides with Helena and disowns her son when he treats his intended with disdain) and a bit of female empowerment (Helena teams up with both Diana, the woman Bertram is trying to seduce, and her mother, the widowed proprietor of the inn at which Bertram is staying) and you've got a titillating tale of romance, friendship and family drama that's still very relevant 400 years on.
3) Stuart Gillespie identifies the conventional company: 'Shakespeare's braggart soldier figures (such as Don Armado, Parolles, Bardolph, Pistol and Falstaff) have their ancestry in Plautus's miles gloriosus'\ Shakespeare's Books: A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Sources (London, 2004), 415-7, http://dx.
35) King Charles VIII thought otherwise, however, asserting that "certaines moralitez et farces, ont publiquement dit ou fait dire plusieurs parolles seditieuses sonnans commotion, principalement touchans a nous et a nostre estat" (certain morality plays and farces .
While Act 1 set the scene and explained the plot, Act 2 was full of hilarity, mostly delivered by either David Stonehouse as a marvellous Parolles, or John Cleaver, as the amusing interpreter in the extremely comical ambush and interrogation scene, where Parolles is the butt of the joke.
Par ces parolles," dist Saffredent, "vous m'estimez bien vitieux?
No decurso dos textos, ha sempre um lamento tragico de um Parolles ou de um Shylock que denuncia algo incompativel com esses desfechos, e cuja lembranca permanece para espectadores mais atentos, mesmo em meio as festividades idilicas do final.
A similar pun about date and fashion is given by Parolles in the opening scene of All's Well that Ends Well.
Jonathan Slinger, seen as Hamlet earlier in the season, returns as Bertram's camp friend Parolles, a wisecracking shyster with neither courage nor scruple.
But the object of her desire is oblivious to the love he inspires and is busy with his own life at court with dubious friend Parolles at his side to lead him astray.
Kit, in his accepted persona as M'sieur de Parolles, was by now established as a party animal and a provider of masques and had his ear to the ground below stairs.
673): "Ce sembloit a veoir un droit marchie ou l'en ne vendoit que parolles et raisons, a divers propos de pou d'effect et de petite valeur" (11.