Alice-Lyle Scoufos

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Shakespeare’s Typological Satire · Study of Falstaff-Oldcastle Problem
By Alice-Lyle Scoufos

Shakespeare created a new and vibrant satire in his history plays by inverting the medieval mode of typology and applying it to old chronicle materials to make his historical characters “types” of the Elizabethans who were alive in England in his own day. Shakespeare’s Typological Satire is a detailed study of historical materials which lie behind the most famous and involved of these lampoons: the Falstaff-Oldcastle crux in the Henry IV plays.

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