There's more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos directed by Fiona Laird. John Falstaff 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 overinflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor. "Fiona Laird's production introduces new elements that chime deliciously with the spirit of Shakespeare's play... risky, but it all pays off." (The Financial Times)
There's more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos directed by Fiona Laird. John Falstaff 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 overinflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor. "Fiona Laird's production introduces new elements that chime deliciously with the spirit of Shakespeare's play... risky, but it all pays off." (The Financial Times)
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Merry Wives Of Windsor
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There's more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos directed by Fiona Laird. John Falstaff 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 overinflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor. "Fiona Laird's production introduces new elements that chime deliciously with the spirit of Shakespeare's play... risky, but it all pays off." (The Financial Times)