The Merry Wives of Windsor
Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's... show more
Each edition includes: • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language • An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books Essay by Natasha Korda The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
Publish date: July 1st 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
bookshelves: classic, amusing, autumn-2014, re-visit-2014, play-dramatisation Read from January 01, 2008 to October 14, 2014 Setting: The play is nominally set in the early 1400s, during the same period as the Henry IV plays featuring Falstaff, but there is only one brief reference to this peri...
A Shakespearean comedy that is actually funny. Falstaff thinks he is God's gift to women, especially those who are married. He writes two similar love letters to two married women who are friends. They compare notes and decide to teach Falstaff a lesson. Hilarity ensues.
I listened to the audio that is available here: http://youtu.be/2SUFy2q27N8 while reading along with the text. I know that a lot of this went right over my head, the puns, the word play, the joking, and etc, but I caught enough to follow the ludicrous story, and chuckled along. Hearing it, with infl...
Before anything, one interested in reading The Merry Wives of Windsor for the first time might want to to note that Sir John Falstaff appears in multiple plays (none of which are related to The Merry Wives) and to note where this Falstaff play falls in their mini-chronology.Falstaff appears in Merry...
A lot of things are going on in this play. Falstaff, sure, is no sympathetic character, but the constant play on his size left me a bit uneasy. The 'fat' and the 'ugly' are perhaps now one of the few groups that can be abused remorselessly (oh I forgot, the 'stupid' as well), and I do wonder what is...
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