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Falstaff: A Research Guide: Home

Meet this phlegmatic knight and learn about the three Shakespeare plays in which he appears


Welcome to this Gumberg Library research guide on Shakespeare's most popular character, Sir John Falstaff, and the three plays in which he appears, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. It will connect you to texts of the plays, background information, criticism of the play in books and articles, as well as video and audio performances. We hope you will find it useful. Enjoy!

Reference Works

Reference Works


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Print books


Portrait of Falstaff

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This research guide was made by Ted Bergfelt, Humanities Librarian. If you need help with research on Falstaff, the Henry plays, The Merry Wives of Windsor, or any Humanities topic, you may contact him Monday through Friday at 412-396-5351 or via email