Merry Wives of Windsor: RSC, DVD (2019)
Filmed live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in September 2018
There’s more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.
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Shakespeares hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos. John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, its the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaffs comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and overinflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...
The DVD includes interviews with Beth Cordingly, Rebecca Lacey and David Troughton
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‘The play has never felt so strongly feminist. The production is ablaze with energy and throngs with strong, quirky performances’
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‘The play bursts with slap(stick) and tickle, prats and pratfalls and lots of laughs — there is not a weak link in the cast’
Running Time: 210 minutes
Region: 0 (Region Free)
Number of Discs: 1
Extra features: Director’s Commentary: Cast Interviews
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