In exclusiveness "of Windsor" there is nothing strange because here is a character who, even if he appeared not in the script of this comic remains the best comic character of Shakespeare. This is sir John Falstaff, a fat knight, a robber, a tireless seeker of fun, a lover of sherry, loud coward, furious bouncer and best friend of Prince Harry in both parts of the historical chronicle "Henry IV".
Still there are two pairs of young lovers, the relationship between cross-confused which (as later in "Midsummer night's Dream"). And this is the first "Italian" Shakespeare play, in which he sets his characters on a ship to those of landlocked Verona was in the same landlocked Milan. And the first play with a couple of servants, clowns, and one of them brings to the stage, the academic dog is a win technique which jesters amused the audience back in the days when he was a child.
Shakespeare draws and major historical events such as the battle, the bloodiest battle ever on English soil (according to some sources, both sides fell more than 30 thousand people). English story reaches the peak of its confusion: as symbols of the colossal civil slaughter on the scene the son who killed his father, and the father who killed his own son. Crown several times passed from hand to hand.
"Well, once more unto the breach"
actually, these words of Henry to modern English are in the same row as "Arise, great country" for the Soviet people. No wonder that in 1944, shortly before the allied landing in Normandy, an English actor and Director Laurence Olivier filmed "Henry V" to breathe courage in the fellow; this film (as Eisenstein in 1941) was a huge success.
In one of the poems collection "Victim of love" her characters - the Dove and the Phoenix - appeal to the sacred fire with a prayer to absorb them in order of their dust from common flame rose up one name. And when those rarest of creatures burn together, before the astonished eyes of mortals rises even more perfect creation. What kind of establishment is it? And then, finally, emerges the answer that has long been looking for Shakespeare studies.
From other sources we know that he was born in the family priest in a small town Odcombe, studied at Oxford, but the course is not finished. Can anyone seriously believe this clown and the drunkard suddenly with incredible speed walked around half of Europe and wrote a book of 950 pages of fine print, full of quotations from Latin and the mass of any knowledge? What John Donne called him a giant of the mind?
The same Corito England owes more and discovery "very elegant and pretty things" - fan: "the fan Is made of paper and has a little wooden handle; the paper on both sides decorated with delicate images depicting love scenes to amuse the owner, and under them witty Italian verses or beautiful logos. Should it be a fan of inexpensive, everyone can buy this beautiful thing for the amount corresponding to our English the coin".
Great Folio in 1623, for example, if we consider the image of Shakespeare on the tombstone as a portrait on the engraving in the Folio, accurate (both in fact made by his contemporaries) then why are they so deadly unlike! The engraving from the Folio - a frozen mask of Lord, which Stratford was not and could not be - fat smug sausage twist with tendrils - this could hardly be the author of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet".
Several years ago the author of these lines was lucky to work in England. I managed to find time and to visit places associated with Shakespeare-Rutland. In the majestic Belvoir is Esplanade for guns, exactly-in-exactly such what is described in the Elsinore of "Hamlet" in Elsinore real it is not. In the town, lying 4 miles from the castle, the Church of the blessed virgin Mary along the walls and in the middle of the nave, the rows of headstones, the impressive sculptures, many in armor, some in crowns.
Closes if the study "Shakespeare problem"? He is in no hurry to approve it - on the contrary, waiting for a serious scientific debate (English translation will hopefully give them food), and most importantly - continue specific research in a number of important issues and facts. For example, much may be expected of the comparison watermark and printing of the realities collector with the realities of the other books of the same years of the publication.