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The merry wives of Windsor

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According to legend, Queen Elizabeth I was so delighted with the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II, that she commanded Shakespeare to create a romantic comedy depicting the jolly old rogue in love. The obedient playwright responded with The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lively and enduring farce that offers a humorous rebuff to lechery and hypocrisy. Falstaff, whose greed and vanity overwhelm his good sense, determines to seduce a pair of well-to-do country housewives. The portly knight meets his match among the gentlewomen of Windsor, however, who counter his every stratagem with witty maneuvers of their own that expose Sir John's tomfoolery to public mirth. Familiar Shakespearean themes and devices - romance, jealousy, disguises, and mistaken identities - enrich the plot, along with a sparkling cast of supporting characters, including rival wooers, informers, and witty go-betweens. This madcap romp has been a favorite of readers and playgoers for over 400 years. Students, teachers, and all lovers of literature and drama will appreciate this inexpensive edition of an ageless comic gem.
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Grouping Title merry wives of windsor
Grouping Author shakespeare william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-24 04:18:14AM
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auth_author2 Bate, Jonathan., Brill, Clive., LeGendre, Dominique., Rasmussen, Eric, 1960-, Shepherd, Bill., Treadwell, Tom., Van Santvoord, George, 1819-1863.
author Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
author2-role Arkangel Productions., Bate, Jonathan., Brill, Clive.|Director, LeGendre, Dominique.|Composer, Rasmussen, Eric,1960-, Shepherd, Bill.|Producer, Treadwell, Tom.|Producer, Van Santvoord, George,1819-1863., hoopla digital.
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display_description According to legend, Queen Elizabeth I was so delighted with the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II, that she commanded Shakespeare to create a romantic comedy depicting the jolly old rogue in love. The obedient playwright responded with The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lively and enduring farce that offers a humorous rebuff to lechery and hypocrisy. Falstaff, whose greed and vanity overwhelm his good sense, determines to seduce a pair of well-to-do country housewives. The portly knight meets his match among the gentlewomen of Windsor, however, who counter his every stratagem with witty maneuvers of their own that expose Sir John's tomfoolery to public mirth. Familiar Shakespearean themes and devices - romance, jealousy, disguises, and mistaken identities - enrich the plot, along with a sparkling cast of supporting characters, including rival wooers, informers, and witty go-betweens. This madcap romp has been a favorite of readers and playgoers for over 400 years. Students, teachers, and all lovers of literature and drama will appreciate this inexpensive edition of an ageless comic gem.
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subject_facet Aristocracy (Social class) -- Drama, Comedies, Electronic books, Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- Drama, Marriage -- Drama, Married women -- Drama, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Stage history, Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Plays, Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) -- Drama
title_display The merry wives of Windsor
title_full The Merry Wives of Windsor [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William., The merry wives of Windsor / William Shakespeare ; edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen ; introduction by Jonathan Bate, The merry wives of Windsor / ed. by George Van Santvoord, The merry wives of Windsor [electronic resource] / William Shakespeare, The merry wives of Windsor [sound recording] / William Shakespeare
title_short The merry wives of Windsor
topic_facet Aristocracy (Social class), Electronic books, Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character), Man-woman relationships, Marriage, Married women, Shakespeare, William, Stage history