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ENG220 Henry IV continued

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Department
English
Course
ENG220Y1
Professor
Elizabeth Harvey
Semester
Fall

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ENG220 Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Henry IV • “The dead bodies of the Englishmen, being above a thousand lieng upon the ground imbrued in their own blood... did the women of Wales cut off their privities, and put one part thereof into the mouths of eveire dead man, in such sort that the cullions hoong down to their chins; and not so contented, they did cut off their noses and thrust them into their tailes as they lay on the ground mangled and defaced.” • Abraham’s Fleming’s account in Holinshed’s Chronicles • render body grotesque, body as stand for society • Falstaff, sexual appetite, grotesque • carnival, particular kind of theatrical ritual, characters play characters they’re not; inversion of hierarchy (servants play kings and vice versa) • territorialization and castration of body • female body; mouth and genitalia thought to be analagous • ideological silencing of women, women need to be silent, chaste and obedient • only 3 women in the play • Mistress Quickly • Hotspur to Earl of Wor
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