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Merry Wives of Windsor, The (1982)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production of the play with Richard Griffiths as Falstaff and Prunella Scales as Mistress Page. Director David Jones regarded the play as ‘a realistic documentary about what life was like in a small town in Elizabethan England’ (op. cit.).
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1983
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry).
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Merry Wives of Windsor, The (Sp)

Credits

Director
David Jones
Producer
Shaun Sutton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Dominic Muldowney
Costume
Christine Rawlins
Choreographer
Geraldine Stephenson
Contributor
David Snodin
Cast
Adam Cooper 
Alan Bennett 
Ben Kingsley 
Bryan Marshall 
Crispin Mair 
Elizabeth Spriggs 
Gordon Gostelow 
Harvey Brown 
Helen Grey 
John Joyce 
Judy Davis 
Kerry Cavalli 
Lee Whitlock 
Michael Bryant 
Michael Graham Cox 
Michael Robbins 
Miranda Foster 
Nigel Terry 
Peter Gordon (2) 
Prunella Scales 
Ralph Brown 
Richard Griffiths 
Richard O’Callaghan 
Ron Cook 
Simon Chandler 
Simon Kemp 
Tenniel Evans 
Tony Young 
Wayne Phelan 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
167 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.90 (Trumedia)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
167 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website
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