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Shakespeare as Falstaff
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0736  Thursday, 1 November 2007

From:		John Briggs <
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Date:		Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 18:07:27 -0000
Subject:	Shakespeare as Falstaff

A few years ago I suggested (to a distinctly lukewarm response) that 
Shakespeare may have written the role of Falstaff for himself. I 
belatedly realise that it had already been suggested that the name 
"Falstaff" is itself a sort of pun on the name "Shakespeare." Thoughts, 
anyone?

(I realise that there is a persistent suggestion that Falstaff may be 
based on John Shakespeare.)

John Briggs

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