A Thought for St. David's Day
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0670 Friday, 12 March 2004
From: Peter Bridgman <
Date: Thursday, 11 Mar 2004 21:12:11 -0000
Subject: 15.0653 A Thought for St. David's Day
Comment: Re: SHK 15.0653 A Thought for St. David's Day
>Falstaff tells Hal "There's neither honesty nor manhood nor good
>fellowship in thee," if he will not come robbing. He claims robbery as
>his vocation and says, "Tis no sin for a man to labour in his vocation."
>Apparently this is part of his essential Welshness...
Really? Does Shakespeare refer to Falstaff's Welshness anywhere?
Oldcastle may have been Welsh but surely Shakespeare's purpose was to
ridicule a Puritan, not a Welshman.
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