The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's hilarious and brilliantly constructed farce, bustling with vivid characters and directed by Chris Luscombe.
Why, then the world's mine oyster. Which I with sword will open.
Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare’s brilliantly constructed farce returns to the Globe after delighting audiences in 2008, directed by Christopher Luscombe.
Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands’ money as for their personal charms.
I cannot recommend it too highly ... Those in search of a theatrical treat this summer need look no further.
Roger Allam’s Falstaff is the focal point of both parts. Never will you hear the role more beautifully or more nimbly spoken.
Christopher Luscombe's entrancingly funny, sweet-hearted production.
An immensely enjoyable show.
This is an absolute joy ... Sure to spread sunshine wherever it goes ... The timing and attention to detail are impeccable. Bliss.
The Merry Wives of Windssor was staged and filmed live at Shakespeare's Globe during the 2010 'Kings and Rogues' season and is part of the Shakespeare's Globe Collection.
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