A few links to follow up on our recent discussions:
Shakespeare's English Kings - Peter Saccio's informative and engaging book is a helpful companion to the History Plays.
Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare - Asimov's multidimensional approach to the plays is helpful in providing accessible context.
Chimes at Midnight - Orson Welles as Falstaff (need more be said?). We'll discuss Falstaff in much more detail next session.
Frame story - We mentioned the Canterbury Tales and One Thousand and One Nights. This Wikipedia articles lists many more.