Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1293D

Shakespeare - The Merry Wives of Windsor (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1293D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 27th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Ishia Bennison
Beth Cordingly
Rebecca Lacey
David Troughton
Charlotte Josephine
Luke Newberry
Royal Shakespeare Company

Works

Shakespeare, William

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Artists

Ishia Bennison
Beth Cordingly
Rebecca Lacey
David Troughton
Charlotte Josephine
Luke Newberry
Royal Shakespeare Company

About

Shakespeare’s merry comedy of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies.

There’s more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.

Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos. John Falstaff (David Troughton) plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor...

“The play has never felt so strongly feminist… The production is ablaze with energy and throngs with strong, quirky performances…”
 – The Independent ★★★★

“The play bursts with slap(stick) and tickle, prats and pratfalls and lots of laughs – there is not a weak link in the cast.” – The Times ★★★★

“Troughton embraces the buffoon role with gusto, lumbering around the stage in public school Humpty Dumpty mode with a triangular rubber codpiece flapping in the breeze. But despite his good humour as an actor, the centrepiece performers are – rightly, given the trajectory of Shakespeare’s plot – the double act of Lacey and Cordingly.… It’s consciously very silly and in parts it succeeds at being funny…” – The Stage

Extra features:
- Interviews with Beth Cordingly, Rebecca Lacey and David Troughton
- Props at the RSC
- Director’s commentary
- Cast gallery

Cast:
- Mistress Quickly: Ishia Bennison
- Mistress Ford: Beth Cordingly
- Mistress Page: Rebecca Lacey
- Sir John Falstaff: David Troughton
- Bardolph: Charlotte Josephine
- Fenton: Luke Newberry

Director: Fiona Laird

Duration: approx. 170 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo + Dolby Digital 5.1

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