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The merry wives of Windsor : a comedy. In five acts

Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows.

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  • "Lustigen Weiber von Windsor"
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  • "Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows."
  • "Sir John Falstaff, knowing that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page control the money in their respective households, decides to seduce them, but they learn of his scheme and resolve to make a fool of him. A comic series of disguises and misadventures follows."@en
  • "According to legend, Queen Elizabeth I was so delighted with the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II, that she commanded Shakespeare to create a romantic comedy depicting the jolly old rogue in love. The obedient playwright responded with The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lively and enduring farce that offers a humorous rebuff to lechery and hypocrisy. Falstaff, whose greed and vanity overwhelm his good sense, determines to seduce a pair of well-to-do country housewives. The portly knight meets his match among the gentlewomen of Windsor, however, who counter his every stratagem with witty maneuvers of their own that expose Sir John's tomfoolery to public mirth. Familiar Shakespearean themes and devices romance, jealousy, disguises, and mistaken identities enrich the plot, along with a sparkling cast of supporting characters, including rival wooers, informers, and witty go-betweens. This madcap romp has been a favorite of readers and playgoers for over 400 years. Students, teachers, and all lovers of literature and drama will appreciate this inexpensive edition of an ageless comic gem."@en
  • ""This new edition of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor focuses on a theatrical understanding of the play. While emphasising the liveliness of the play in stage terms, David Crane also claims that this citizen comedy needs to be taken much more seriously than in the past, as an expression of Shakespeare's fundamental understanding of human life, conveyed centrally in the character of Falstaff. In the process he also examines Shakespeare's free and vigorous use of different linguistic worlds within the play. The revision of this edition includes a response to some current arguments about the dating of Merry Wives, and also considers how recent productions bear upon the critical and theatrical account Crane gives of the play"--Provided by publisher."
  • ""Why, then the world's mine oyster." 'The Merry Wives of Windsor Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment'along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers photographs of key RSC productions an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Includes a copy of the script of the play, as well as understudy list, scene truck plot and music cues, among others."@en
  • "Presents Shakespeare's comedy about Sir John Falstaff's attempts to seduce Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page. This volume includes the full text of the play, plus an introduction to the play, a scene-by-scene analysis, commentary on past and current productions, photographs of key RSC productions, and an overview of Shakespeare's theatrical career and chronology of his plays."@en
  • "When a new play was required at short notice for a court occasion in 1597, Shakespeare created The Merry Wives of Windsor, a warm-hearted and spirited ""citizen comedy"" filled with boisterous action, situational irony, rich characterization--and the likes of Falstaff, Pistol, Mistress Quickly, and Justice Shallow."@en
  • "Falstaff, is a dissolute courtier from out of town. Justice Robert Shallow, his nephew Abraham Slender, and the parson Hugh Evans seek out Falstaff for robbing Shallow and Slender the night before. Falstaff amiably admits his wrongdoing, and goes in to dine at the home of Mister and Mistress Page. Shallow and Evans convince Slender to woo the Page daughter, Anne, who will inherit her father's wealth."
  • "Includes a copy of the script of the play, as well as cast list, property setting plot and property working plot, among others."@en
  • "Crane focuses at every point on a theatrical understanding of the play, claiming that this citizen comedy needs to be taken more seriously than in the past. He concludes that, in the early performances, the text was adapted to specific theatrical needs."@en
  • "-- From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "Contains the text of the play, information about Shakespeare and his theatre, bibliography, key to famous lines, and explanatory notes."
  • "Contains the text of the play, information about Shakespeare and his theatre, bibliography, key to famous lines, and explanatory notes."@en

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