Penguin Putnam “Why, then the world’s mine oyster.” —The Merry Wives of Windsor
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merriment—along with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
• an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor • incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work • commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers • photographs of key RSC productions • an overview of Shakespeare’s theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
Baker & Taylor The dissolute Sir John Falstaff plans to seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, two of the "Merry Wives of Windsor," thereby gaining access to their husbands' wealth, in this reissue of the classic play that includes an overview of Shakepeare's life, dramatic criticism, a stage history, and much more. Reprint.
Baker & Taylor The dissolute Sir John Falstaff plans to seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, two "merry wives of Windsor," thereby gaining access to their husbands' wealth.