Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor (DVD)

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Shakespeare's Globe, Christopher Benjamin, Philip Bird, Sue Wallace

Recorded live at Shakespeare’s Globe, August 2010

Featuring: Christopher Benjamin (Sir John Falstaff), Philip Bird (Dr Caius), Sue Wallace (Mistress Quickly), Gregory Gudgeon (Nym), Michael Garner (George Page), Serena Evans (Meg Page), Ceri-Lyn Cissone (Anne Page), Sarah Woodward (Alice Ford), Nathan Amzi (Simple), Peter Gale (Shallow), Andrew Havill (Ford), Jonty Stephens (Host), Paul Woodson (Pistol), Barnaby Edwards (Rugby), William Belchambers (Slender), Gerard McCarthy (Fenton)

Christopher Luscombe (director)

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.

Hugely popular revival.

This production has also toured internationally.

Extras include ‘cast gallery’.

Running time: 145 minutes

Subtitles: EN/DE

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS