The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0774 Saturday, 24 November 2007
From: John Briggs <
Date: Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 19:55:35 -0000
Subject: 18.0765 Shakespeare as Falstaff
Comment: Re: SHK 18.0765 Shakespeare as Falstaff
Larry Weiss wrote:
>I thought it is generally believed that Heminges played Polonius and
>Shakespeare played the Ghost (maybe doubling as Player King).
Those beliefs are not based on too much that is solid. I am suggesting
that Heminges only later took over roles that had been first played by
>As for the possible puns in Falstaff's name, let us not overlook the
That pun is also all too obvious in the name "Shakespeare".
Dan Venning wrote:
>Having dramaturged THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, I
>definitely feel that while Falstaff is the largest role, the
>leading role of that play is actually Master Ford.
It is "generally believed" (to coin a phrase) that Ford was played by
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