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Re: Cuckolds
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0785  Thursday, 13 April 2000.

From:           Mike Jensen <
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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?

Mike Jensen

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