Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Henry IV, Part II - Act I

Henry IV, Part II
Act I

So, so, thou common dog, didst thou disgorge
Thy glutton bosom of the royal Richard,
And now thou wouldst eat thy dead vomit up,
And howl’st to find it

I admit that I don’t get Falstaff. I gather that he’s a bit of a comic relief type of character but he’s quite verbose and half the time (at least) I’m fairly clueless as to what he’s going on about – as is the case in Scene II. Though I will say that he comes up with some highly colorful turns of phrase.

Otherwise, not much going on in the aftermath of the battle at Shrewsbury, except that another faction of rebels are plotting to take down the king, who is being threatened on three separate fronts.

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