Course Detail: O_FALST - Falstaff: Shakespeare's Great Comic Character

Sir John Falstaff is described in one text as "a decadent aristocrat whose appetite for wine, women, and song is matched only by his wit and intelligence." Another critic calls him "a liar, a thief, a sponge, and a coward." However he is portrayed, he is unforgettable. We will read, discuss, and see videos of the three plays in which Falstaff appears. Required books by William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part 1, ISBN 9780451527110, USM price $ 5.95; Henry IV, Part 2, ISBN 9780451528537, USM price $5.95; The Merry Wives of Windsor, ISBN 9780451529961, USM price $6.95. Suggested book: Falstaff: Give Me Life, Harold Bloom, ISBN 9781501164132. This six-week course will begin on Sept. 28.

Course Pre-requisites
(required) OLLI Annual Membership

 Session Detail:  OPFA17FALST (13 seats (65%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 09/28/17 and ending on 11/02/17
Times: 12:45pm - 02:45pm
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Price: OLLI Course : $50.00

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John Sutton
John Sutton
Biography: John Sutton, Yale alumnus, taught English in the Darien, Conn., public schools and, after retirement, has taught literature courses in LLIs in Connecticut and Maine. No image available

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