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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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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?
He is not, of course, the Sir John Falstaff of the Henry IV plays and The Merry Wives of Windsor, to whom Shakespeare originally gave the name "Oldcastle.
It says something when an actor as gifted with language as Michael Gambon can bring an entire house to edgy, quiet submission with a scene requiring his character, the voluble Sir John Falstaff, to be stunned into silence.
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.
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.
Shakespeare's The Merry Wives, as the Yorkshire-based company is styling it, stars Broadsides' founder Barrie Rutter as the old roguish chancer, Sir John Falstaff.
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.
Italian baritone Piero Terranova sings the lead role of Sir John Falstaff.
The Merry Wives of Windsor'' focuses on the misadventures of Sir John Falstaff, a knight of considerable earthy wit, but also a scoundrel and occasionally a thief.