The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0785 Thursday, 13 April 2000.
From: Mike Jensen <
Date: Wednesday, 12 Apr 2000 09:47:37 -0700
Subject: Re: Cuckolds
Comment: SHK 11.0771 Re: Cuckolds
Clifford Stetner wrote:
> (I've often wondered, given his proximity to young Hal and
> his roley-poley,hostlery haunting ways, if there is not something
> of Chaucer in Falstaff-the name Oldcastle could then be a ref
> to the belief that the old poet was a closet Lollard...)
Clifford, you seem quite learned, so I assume you know Oldcastle is the
name used in one of Shakespeare's sources, so surely you have a stronger
reasons for this idea. Care to share?