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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1996 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Directed by Ian Judge with Leslie Phillips as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
9 Jan 1997
Duration
155 mins

Credits

Director
Ian Judge
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John White
Production Design
Tim Goodchild
Cast
Leslie PhillipsSir John Falstaff
Joanna McCallumMistress Margaret Page
Susannah YorkMistress Alice Ford
Cherry MorrisMistress Quickly
Edward PetherbridgeFrank Ford
Barry AirdPistol
Christopher GeeJohn Rugby
Christopher LuscombeAbraham Slender
Claire MarchionneAnne Page
Craig SalmonRobin
David GloverNim
David HobbsBardolph
Eddie ParkesRobin
Eileen BattyeCitizen
Guy HenryDoctor Caius
Howard CrossleyHost of the Garter Inn
Ignatius AnthonyJohn
Jane MacFarlaneCitizen
Jo Stone-FewingsFenton
John KaneSir Hugh Evans
Justyn Luke TowlerWilliam Page
Michael HealyRobert
Paul GreenwoodGeorge Page
Peter ReevesRobert Shallow
Roddy PeterWilliam Page
Toby LongworthPeter Simple
Victoria PritchardCitizen

Additional Details

Theatre
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Elizabethan
Plays
Merry Wives of Windsor, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A second recording was made at the Barbican 5 February 1998.
General
The costuming was mainly Elizabethan with some Edwardian touches.

Schoolboys were played by Patrick Blinkhorne, Liam Connors, Hamish Ferguson, Richard Gale, Matthew Lloyd, Tom Newton, John Partridge, Thomas Rigby, Monroe Robertson, Patrick Shier, Justyn Luke Towler, Jack Wharton and Thomas Yeomans.
History
Press night 19 December 1996.
Stills
Stills from, and design notes on, the production are available on the Arts and Humanities Performing Arts Data Service (AHDS) at http://ahds.ac.uk/performingarts/collections/designing-shakespeare.htm
Reviews
Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Quarterly 50 (1999), pp185-205 (esp. p188).

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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