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Shakespeare"s Merry wives of Windsor.

Green, William

Shakespeare"s Merry wives of Windsor.

by Green, William

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Windsor (Berkshire, England)
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616,
    • Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character),
    • Married women in literature,
    • Comedy,
    • Windsor (Berkshire, England) -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      In its original form, the author"s thesis, Columbia University.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR2826 .G7 1962
      The Physical Object
      Pagination239 p.
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5848035M
      LC Control Number62007407
      OCLC/WorldCa306459

      Cohen, introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor, in The Norton Shakespeare, ed. Stephen Greenblatt (New York: W. W. Norton, ), p. Anne Barton likewise describes Merry Wives as “a play apart [,] unique among the comedies in that it is set explicitly in an English town well known to members of Shakespeare’s audience”; it offers “a stage picture of ordinary.   Shakespeare’s “merry wives” are Mistress Ford and Mistress Page of the town of Windsor. The two play practical jokes on Mistress Ford’s jealous husband and a /5(10).

      Shakespeare's most middle-class play, and one of his most farcical, The Merry Wives of Windsor was heartily admired by Friedrich Engels, co-author of the Communist Manifesto. Perhaps Engels enjoyed the way Shakespeare dramatized the formation of the middle class out of disparate social tensions. Shakespeare’s play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, is filled with fascinating enigmas. The comedy, set in the environs of Windsor Castle, weaves together a street level story of love, lust, greed, competition and humiliation with a commentary on society that, while it spoke directly to the concerns of its contemporary late 16th century audience, abounds with references that are extremely.

      The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from British s 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. “Wives may be merry and yet honest too.” This comic romp, featuring the beloved character John Falstaff, takes you on a journey of courtship and the jealous havoc it wreaks. When Falstaff attempts to seduce the wives of two wealthy men of Windsor using identical love letters he is discovered and much confusion ensues.


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Shakespeare’s “merry wives” are Mistress Ford and Mistress Page of the town of Windsor. The two play practical jokes on Mistress Ford’s jealous husband and a visiting knight, Sir John Falstaff/5(18). The play is entitled ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and as such it is not surprising that what is most about is the domestic arrangements that were present in Shakespeare’s time.

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Much like A Midsummer's Night's Dream, the final scene focuses on an encounter between the human players and the faerie realm/5. The Merry Wives of Windsor stands out among Shakespeare's plays as the only one centered on middle- class people, as opposed to royalty and the ruling classes.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare homepage | Merry Wives of Windsor | Entire play ACT I SCENE I. Windsor. Before PAGE's house. Book of Riddles. why, did you not lend it to Alice Shortcake upon All-hallowmas last, a fortnight Wives may be merry, and yet honest too: We do not act that often jest and laugh; 'Tis old, but true, Still.

The Merry Wives of Windsor, comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare, written sometime between and (probably near the earlier of these dates), that centres on the comic romantic misadventures of Falstaff. The Merry Wives of Windsor was published in a quarto edition in from a.

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The play is entitled ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and as such it is not surprising that what is most about is the domestic arrangements that were present in Shakespeare’s time. The play reveals the wives (Mistresses Ford and Page) to be strong independent characters/5(18).

Shakespeare, William, Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor Note: World Library Note: There is an improved edition of this title, eBook # Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Comedies Subject: Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) -- Drama Subject: Married women -- Drama Subject.

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Take "The Merry Wives of Windsor" for what it is, a lighthearted farce, meant as a diversion for its viewers, and leave all the academic baggage at home. You will be glad you did. As for the Pelican Shakespeare series, they are my favorite editions as the scholarly research is usually top notch and the editions themselves look good as an /5(19).

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