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The merry wives of Windsor

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One of Shakespeare's early comedies, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" was first published in 1602 and is believed to have been written sometime before 1597. It is unique among his plays for its exclusive focus on the middle class of Elizabethan England, though it is nominally set during the reign of Henry IV. The main character is a fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, who first appeared in Shakespeare's plays "Henry IV, Part I" and "Henry IV, Part II." Falstaff tries to woo two married women for money, but they quickly discover his scheming and trick him numerous times in return, creating memorable, humorous scenes at Falstaff's expense. An additional thread is woven into the story concerning the daughter of one of the wives, who loves a man of whom her parents do not approve. Most likely written at the personal request of Queen Elizabeth for a court occasion, this cast of strong female characters fills the stage with spirited action, not always without irony, and creates a plot overlaid with such timeless themes as marriage, cuckoldry, wealth, social class, and love. This edition is annotated by Henry N. Hudson, includes an introduction by Charles Harold Herford, and a biographical afterword.
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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. -- Merry wives of Windsor
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Plays
Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) -- Drama
title_displayThe merry wives of Windsor
title_fullThe 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 [electronic resource] Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
The merry wives of Windsor [sound recording] / William Shakespeare
title_shortThe merry wives of Windsor
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Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character)
Man-woman relationships
Marriage
Married women
Shakespeare, William
Stage history