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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1996 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Directed by David Thacker with Benjamin Whitrow as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
21 Jan 1993
Duration
160 mins

Credits

Director
David Thacker
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
William Dudley
Cast
Benjamin WhitrowSir John Falstaff
Gemma JonesMistress Margaret Page
Cheryl CampbellMistress Alice Ford
Barbara JeffordMistress Quickly
Anton LesserFrank Ford
Andrew JarvisHost of the Garter Inn
Andy CryerJohn Rugby
Catherine MearsAnne Page
Christopher KillenRobin
Ciaran McIntyreRobert
David Clark (2)William Page
Guy WilliamsPistol
Ian Taylor (2)John
Jeffery DenchRobert Shallow
John BottBardolph
John NettlesGeorge Page
Jon-Sel GourkanWilliam Page
Nick HolderPeter Simple
Paul WebsterSir Hugh Evans
Pearce QuigleyAbraham Slender
Peter de JerseyFenton
Roger FrostNim
Ron CookDoctor Caius

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Children played by Jessica Eastgate, Lucy Field, Gregory Finnhuala, Ivor Hill, Eleanor Jacobs, Rosamond Jacobs, Helen Marsh, Karl Martinez, Anthony Mitchell, Nicola Reed, James Roberts, Alex Slocombe, Billy Slocombe, Richard Storry, Abby Williams.

Citizens played by Geoffrey Abbott, Emma Gregory, Susie Lee Hayward, Stephanie Jacob, Colin Starkey, Angela Vale.
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
Holland, Peter Shakespeare Survey 46 (1994), pp159-89 (esp 180-1)

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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