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The Merry Wives of Windsor DVD (Shakespeare's Globe)

 

  • The only one of Shakespeare’s plays to be set within his own class and country, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a farcical tale centring on the wily attempts of Sir John Falstaff to relieve his drinking debts through swindling and seduction. Featuring Christopher Benjamin in the title role, deftly supported by Serena Evans and Sarah Woodward as the scheming Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, this critically acclaimed production was described by the Daily Telegraph as brimming with ‘humanity, ingenuity and irresistible charm’. A performance guaranteed to entertain.

    ‘Audiences tend to adore this play, in which Shakespeare genially celebrates his own middle-class English provincial background and seeks to do nothing more than entertain – which he does, splendidly. The Merry Wives, with its ridiculous foreigners, jealous husbands and scenes of low farce, keeps you chuckling almost throughout.’ Daily Telegraph 

    Shakespeare’s Globe
    Sir John Falstaff: Christopher Benjamin
    Dr Caius: Philip Bird
    Mistress Quickly: Sue Wallace
    Nym: Gregory Gudgeon 
    George Page: Michael Garner 
    Meg Page: Serena Evans 

    Director: Christopher Luscombe
    Designer: Janet Bird
    Composer: Nigel Hess
    Choreography: Jenny Arnold
    Musical Director: William Lyons

    Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles.

  • Picture: 16:9
    Sound: PCM 2.0 / 5.1(5.0) DTS
    Format: NTSC
    Region code: All regions
    Running time: 145 mins
    Subtitles: EN/DE
    Year: 2010