The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1027 Tuesday, 31 May 2005
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.
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