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I revelled in all his appearances in the Histories, and I tried to be as happy where a factitious and perfunctory Falstaff comes to life again in the "Merry Wives of Windsor," though at the bottom of my heart I felt the difference.
- Love's Labour's Lost; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Comedy of Errors; Merchant of Venice; Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; All's Well that Ends Well; Merry Wives of Windsor; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; Twelfth Night; Troilus and Cressida; Measure for Measure; Pericles; Cymbeline; The Tempest; A Winter's Tale.
"If you find a man there, he shall die a flea's death."-- Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor. The RSC production live from Stratford.
| The live broadcast of The Merry Wives Of Windsor can be seen in cinemas nationwide on September 12 and runs at Stratford-upon-Avon until September 22 before transferring to London's Barbican from December 7.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a brilliantly constructed farce and the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land.
Simeon Truby as Mr Erlanson and Giles Corey (The Red Balloon (Birmingham Rep), Warhorse - International Tour (National Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Aldephi Theatre), Merry Wives of Windsor, The Mouse and His Child (RSC)), Freddy Elletson as Frid and Revd John Hale (Holby City (BBC), Wonder Woman (Warner Brothers)), Richard Lounds as Henrik and Marshal Herrick (L'Etoile du Nord, Kokkola Opera; The House of Usher at The Hope Theatre)), Mary Doherty as Charlotte Malcolm and Elizabeth Proctor (Twelfth Night (National Theatre); Henry VI Trilogy (Shakespeare's Globe), Anne Boleyn (ETT and Shakespeare's Globe), All's Well That Ends Well - Shakespeare's Globe)).
Directed by Rebecca Gatward, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a right romp.
It was based on a libretto adapted by Arrigo Boito based on two of Shakespeare's plays, The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2.
Brace yourself for a rollicking take on "The Merry Wives of Windsor,'' fashioned as a mod '60s hybrid of "Mad Men'' and, for those of you old enough to remember, "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'' variety TV show.
Your first thought may not be "Shakespeare, of course!" unless it's the production of The Merry Wives of Windsor running at African American Shakespeare Company in San Francisco May 11-26.
THE problem of jealousy is a major theme in Shakespeare's later plays, but the comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (1599-1600), written in the middle of Shakespeare's career, also provides an extended look at a husband's unfounded jealousy and how it comes to be abated.