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First Falstaff [Was Gambon as Falstaff]
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1027  Tuesday, 31 May 2005

From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Monday, 30 May 2005 14:46:15 +0100
Subject: 16.1018 First Falstaff [Was Gambon as Falstaff]
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.1018 First Falstaff [Was Gambon as Falstaff]

Holger Schott Syme wrote,

 >I'm not absolutely sold on the identification
 >of the Falstaff in the _Wits_ frontispiece as
 >Lowin (just as I don't necessarily believe that
 >Tamburlaine illustration depicts Alleyn), though
 >it's not implausible.

You're right to be sceptical. In Theatre Notebook 47 (1993) pages 122-40
John Astington demolished the authority for the former and in
Shakespeare Quarterly 44 (1993) pages 73-86 he did the same for the latter.

Regards
Gabriel Egan


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