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The Merry Wives of Windsor : Live from Shakespeare's Globe
Release Date: June 20, 2019
|Production Companies||:||Shakespeare's Globe|
|Director||:||Ian Russell, Elle While|
|Producers||:||Charlie Cridlan, Lotte Buchan, Jessica Lusk|
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense… The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from British 1930s fashion, music and dance, the production will celebrate women, the power and beauty of nature, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, it rejoices in a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom. The Windsor Locals appear courtesy of Soldiers’ Arts Academy, London Bubble and Clean Break.