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Falstaff - live from New York

VERDI’S FALSTAFF will be broadcast to The Eye Cinema, Wellpark, live via satellite from the Metropolitan Opera in New York this Saturday at 6pm.

Through the glass darkly

In Act One of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor, a play, so legend has it, Queen Elizabeth personally commissioned because she so enjoyed the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, 1& 2, we meet Master Abraham Slender who has come to court the young and lovely Mistress Anne Page. As he hesitates at the door, he laments, “I had rather than 40 shillings I had my book of Songs and Sonnets here.” The joke here, for Shakespeare’s audience, concerns the name of the book Slender mentions – Songs and Sonnets.

 

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