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Shakespeare as Falstaff
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0800  Saturday, 1 December 2007

From:		John Briggs <
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Date:		Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 16:51:08 -0000
Subject: 18.0786 Shakespeare as Falstaff
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0786 Shakespeare as Falstaff

Herb Weil wrote:

 >It is widely accepted that the actor who played
 >Prince Hal "matured" to play Hamlet.

I'm sorry, but I find this statement completely baffling. How much 
"maturing" is Richard Burbage likely to have done between 1597 (when he 
was 29 and played Prince Hal) and 1600 (when he was 32 and played Hamlet)?

John Briggs

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