Posts Tagged ‘falstaff’

Shakespeare Quotes I warrant he hath a thousand of these letters, writ with blank space for different names.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Falstaff and his love letters


GSC 2012 SummerAfter the excellent production of Richard III back in February I’ve booked myself up to enjoy the Open Air Season that the Guildford Shakespeare Company has coming up.

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Guildford Castle Gardens, 14 – 30 June 2012

The fat knight Sir John Falstaff is in love again (or is that lust?) with two respectable ladies, and their husband’s money. Unbeknownst to him, the two merry wives hatch a plan to teach the old rogue, and their frantic husbands, a thoroughly good lesson…join us in Guildford Castle Gardens for Shakespeare’s irresistibly fun feel-good farce, set in the early 1950s! Directed by Caroline Devlin (Richard III 2012; Hamlet 2011)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Guildford College of Law, 12 – 22 July 2012

Four young lovers find themselves lost in a mystical wood populated by warring fairies, mischievous sprites and an earnest group of amateur actors, one of whom seems to have grown a donkey’s head…we return to the beautiful gardens of the College of Law for a magical trip into Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece. The production reunites director Charlotte Conquest and designer Neil Irish, responsible for last summer’s runaway hit The Merchant of Venice.

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Shakespeare Quotes I spy entertainment in her: she discourses, she carves, she gives the leer of invitation.
The Merry Wives of Windsor 1.3.42-3, Falstaff to Pistol, of Mistress Ford

Shakespeare QuotesThe better part of valour is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
Henry IV Part 1 5.4.118-20, Falstaff, who has feigned death in battle to avoid injury

Shakespeare Quotes Wake not a sleeping wolf.
Henry IV Part 2 1.2.153-4, Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff

Shakespeare QuotesMy whole charge consists of ancients, corporals, lieutenants, gentlemen of companies – slaves as ragged as Lazarus: and such as indeed were never soldiers, but discarded unjust servingmen, younger sons to younger brothers, revolted tapsters, and ostlers trade-fallen, the cankers of a calm world and a long peace.
Henry IV Part I 4.2.23-30, Falstaff’s contrasting unheroic view of his soldiering