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Falstaff as Chaucer
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1344  Tuesday, 4 July 2000.

From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Saturday, 01 Jul 2000 18:09:25 -0400
Subject:        Falstaff as Chaucer

To add to my earlier attempt to align Falstaff with Chaucer: have you
ever noticed the Canterbury Tales allusions in Henry IV (e.g. the
pilgrimage to Canterbury to be robbed by Falstaff; the Franklin from
Kent, ditto; the reference to the hostess as Dame Partlet?

Clifford Stetner
CUNY Graduate Center
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