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The Resource Falstaff : give me life, Harold Bloom

Falstaff : give me life, Harold Bloom

Label
Falstaff : give me life
Title
Falstaff
Title remainder
give me life
Statement of responsibility
Harold Bloom
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Harold Bloom, one of the greatest Shakespeare scholars of our time as well as a beloved professor who has taught the Bard for over half a century, an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of Falstaff--Shakespeare's greatest enduring and complex comedic character. Falstaff is both a comic and tragic central protagonist in Shakespeare's three Henry plays: Henry IV, Parts One and Two, and Henry V. He is companion to Prince Hal (the future Henry V), who loves him, goads, him, teases him, indulges his vast appetites, and commits all sorts of mischief with him--some innocent, some cruel. Falstaff can be lewd, funny, careless of others, a bad creditor, an unreliable friend, and in the end, devastatingly reckless in his presumption of loyalty from the new King. Award-winning author and beloved professor Harold Bloom writes about Falstaff with the deepest compassion and sympathy and also with unerring wisdom. He uses the relationship between Falstaff and Hal to explore the devastation of severed bonds and the heartbreak of betrayal. Just as we encounter one type of Anna Karenina or Jay Gatsby when we are young adults and another when we are middle-aged, Bloom writes about his own shifting understanding of Falstaff over the course of his lifetime. Ultimately we come away with a deeper appreciation of this profoundly complex character, and the book as a whole becomes an extraordinarily moving argument for literature as a path to and a measure of our humanity. Bloom is mesmerizing in the classroom, wrestling with the often tragic choices Shakespeare's characters make. He delivers that kind of exhilarating intimacy and clarity in Falstaff, inviting us to look at a character as a flawed human who might live in our world. The result is deeply intimate and utterly compelling." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
822.33
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2993.F2
LC item number
B56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Shakespeare's personalities
Label
Falstaff : give me life, Harold Bloom
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Playing Falstaff -- Beautiful, laughing, living speech -- Hotspur: die all, die merrily -- Whose Falstaff is it? -- Bardolph's nose -- Falstaff rises in the body -- Foregrounding Falstaff -- Darkening Falstaff -- Shakespeare darkening -- Who plays the King -- Ancient Pistol and Doll Tearsheet -- Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown -- Shallow and silence: Falstaff at recruitment -- Prince John of Lancaster at betrayal -- Falstaff on sherris sack -- Master Robert Shallow and Falstaff -- Falstaff in Shallow's orchard -- The arrest of Mistress Quickly and Doll Tearsheet -- The rejection of Falstaff -- The death of Sir John Falstaff
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9781501164132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956959366
Label
Falstaff : give me life, Harold Bloom
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Playing Falstaff -- Beautiful, laughing, living speech -- Hotspur: die all, die merrily -- Whose Falstaff is it? -- Bardolph's nose -- Falstaff rises in the body -- Foregrounding Falstaff -- Darkening Falstaff -- Shakespeare darkening -- Who plays the King -- Ancient Pistol and Doll Tearsheet -- Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown -- Shallow and silence: Falstaff at recruitment -- Prince John of Lancaster at betrayal -- Falstaff on sherris sack -- Master Robert Shallow and Falstaff -- Falstaff in Shallow's orchard -- The arrest of Mistress Quickly and Doll Tearsheet -- The rejection of Falstaff -- The death of Sir John Falstaff
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9781501164132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956959366

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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