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Henry V - Falstaff's Death

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0256  Monday, 3 October 2011

From:         Chris Kendall < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 1, 2011 2:28:18 AM EDT

Subject:      Falstaff and the Table

 

I don't wish to comment on the merits of Mark Alcamo's parallel between the Winchester Cathedral Round Table and Falstaff's "green fields", but I find the allusion to Shakespeare's quill fanning the sun, and turning it to ice, beguiling. 

 

Yet the play rather fans the reputation of Henry V to a fire that far exceeds the enduring reputation of the man, just as his ink blackened that of Richard III beyond his.               

 
 

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