Act 1, Scene 7 – “Abruptly bumped off in the wings.”

Falstaff-page-0Notes on Banish Plump Jack, and Banish all the World

This week’s cartoon kicks off a new strand of Zounds, as Shakespeare himself makes his first appearance.

While I started out with the idea of comic takes on the plays, I’ve always been interested in how Falstaff went from being Shakespeare’s most popular creation to being abruptly bumped off in the wings, and it seemed like the perfect subject matter for the bard to take the stage personally.

I originally had this in mind as a one-off, but Will’s further adventures in entertaining Tudor England will be a big part of the series from now on.

And yes, in the world of Zounds, Elizabeth I is over six feet tall…

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