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Shakespeare as Falstaff
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0786  Wednesday, 28 November 2007

From:		Herb Weil <
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Date:		Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 09:22:09 -0800
Subject: 18.0774 Shakespeare as Falstaff
Comment:	Re: SHK 18.0774 Shakespeare as Falstaff

The best we can hope for of course is intelligent guess not hard 
evidence. It is widely accepted that the actor who played Prince Hal 
"matured" to play Hamlet. It seems mostly likely that the part of 
Falstaff, perhaps originally conceived as a part for the clown, quickly 
outgrew that actor. I think it probable that the player of Falstaff 
would have played the King in Hamlet. I make this point briefly in our 
Cambridge edition of Part One and in the forthcoming Greenwood encyclopedia.

Cheers,
Herb

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