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Watch The Merry Wives of Windsor for free, filmed from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre. In return for these free streams, we appreciate any voluntary donations at this time. Your support is critical for our future. https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/join-and-support/donate/
Streaming from Monday 1 June, 7.00pm. Available until Sunday 14 June.
Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…
The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from British 1930s fashion, music and dance, the production will celebrate women, the power and beauty of nature, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, it rejoices in a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom. The Windsor Locals appear courtesy of Soldiers’ Arts Academy, London Bubble and Clean Break.
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