This play was suggested by InTheDesert. This is the first version of the play; later on I will do the second version. Also looks like Kenrick published some other interesting plays as well that may pop up later on my schedule.Falstaff's Wedding (1760 and 1766) is a play by William Kenrick. It is a sequel to Shakespeare's plays Henry IV, Part 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Most of the characters are carried over from the two Shakespeare plays.
There are two distinct versions of the play. The first, recorded here, was published in 1760, and is a serious play with Falstaff being drawn into a plot to kill Henry V of England. This play was not well received when presented in 1766, and so a completely revised version was prepared and staged later in 1766 that drops the serious parts and expands the comic elements into a farce.
(Summary by ToddHW)
Our DPL had to bow out, so we need a new one. HELP! Our DPL'll help you to handle all the f's for s's that this text was printed with. Y'all have proved that you can handle that.
Gender neutral, of course.
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/falstaffswedding00kenr
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- Project Code: wrXfqRCJ
- Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kenrick_(writer) (William Kenrick)
- Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falstaff's_Wedding
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- Original publication date (if known): 1760
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Genres for the project: Plays/Drama
Keywords that describe the book: falstaff, treachery, plot
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