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(ˈfɔl stæf, -stɑf)

Sir John, the fat jovial somewhat unscrupulous knight in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Fal•staff•i•an (fɔlˈstæf i ən) adj.
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Live events at both cinemas are on Tuesday with Mike Leigh's colourful version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance from English National Opera at the Coliseum and on Thursday from the Globe Theatre in London, Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor in which the ladies lead Sir John Falstaff in a merry dance to teach him a lesson for wooing them for profit.
THEATRE RSC Live: The Merry Lives of Windsor Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
Perennial crowd-pleaser David Troughton plays Elizabeth I's favourite Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff in a fat suit intended for laughs - and, boy, does he get them!
Falstaff, staged by Opera Bohemia, follows the adventures of Sir John Falstaff - an unlikely hero whose attempts to seduce women for their husband's money are nothing but farcical.
Meanwhile, Hanks noticed that the crowd felt restless with the incident, which made Sir John Falstaff - the character he was portraying - to go back on the stage and urged the people to not leave the venue in a comical way.
The comedy, as performed at Shakespeare's Globe in London and directed by Christopher Luscombe, concentrates on the fat knight Sir John Falstaff who is very short on money.
It's been said Elizabeth commanded Shakespeare to write a play about Sir John Falstaff, a tubby knight who features in Henry IV, because she liked him and wanted to see him in love.
So where does Sir John Falstaff (Barrie Rutter, in Billy Bunter fat suit, playing the libidinous knight for a third time) fit in to all this?
Nardizzi abjures choices between historicism and presentism, criticism and activism, human and nonhuman, subject and object; instead, he practices a mode of historicist "eco-materalism" that is as motivated by climate change as it is by the peculiar puzzle of looking at Sir John Falstaff and beholding a venerable oak (73-76).
L'histoire gravite autour de la vengeance de deux dames bourgeoises de Windsor, [beaucoup moins que] Page [beaucoup plus grand que] et [beaucoup moins que] Alice [beaucoup plus grand que] qui contournent les astuces rusees de Sir John Falstaff, campe par Chaker Boulemdais qui decide de les courtiser pour des fins mercantiles.

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