Shakespeare Saturday: The merry wives of Windsor

I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man Sandwiched between the two parts of Henry IV is a fairly pointless comedy featuring Sir John Falstaff, in a different but nonetheless recognisable guise of lecherous old knight fancying himself a bit of ladies’ man. Falstaff has arrived in Windsor, where he’s making himself … More Shakespeare Saturday: The merry wives of Windsor

Shakespeare Saturday: King Henry IV, Part 1

Were’t not for laughing, I should pity him Henry Bolingbroke, who seized the throne from Richard II and unwittingly got him assassinated, is not enjoying himself. He suffers from guilty conscience because of Richard’s death, and unrest in the Scottish and Welsh borders is preventing him from going on the crusade he has promised. Closer … More Shakespeare Saturday: King Henry IV, Part 1