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Shakespeare's Plays Available in Streaming: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

"The Merry Wives of Windsor or Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor[is a comedy by William Shakespeare first published in 1602, though believed to have been written in or before 1597. The Windsor of the play's title is a reference to the town of Windsor, also the location of Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, England. Though nominally set in the reign of Henry IV or early in the reign of Henry V, the play makes no pretense to exist outside contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. It features the character Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight who had previously been featured in Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2."


The Merry Wives of Windsor (BBC Worldwide)
"Directed by David Hugh Jones.  Performed by Alan Bennett, Richard O'Callaghan, Tenniel Evans, Bryan Marshall, Gordon Gostelow, Richard Griffiths, Nigel Terry, and Michael Bryant. Costumes by Christine Rawlins. Produced by Shaun Sutton:  BBC Worldwide, 1982, 2 hours 45 minutes."