Falstaff is a character in many plays by William Shakespeare. Round and glorious, Shakespeare wrote the part for his second comedian, a fat man (Name?), who played at bold, baudy humor of a John Candy sort. Flush with flatuelent humor, Falstaff still managed to embody a kind of depth common to Shakespeare's tricky comedy. In the scene that describes his death in Henry V (reference?) he is discovered by the barlady Mistress Quickly who describes his body in terms that echo the description of the death of Socrates.
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