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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Live sound recording of Trevor Nunn’s and John Caird’s 1979 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Royal Shakespeare Company with John Woodvine as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
13 May 1980

Credits

Director
John Caird; Trevor Nunn
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Guy Woolfenden
Production Design
Dermot Hayes; John Napier
Cast
John WoodvineSir John Falstaff
Jane DownsMistress Margaret Page
Susan TracyMistress Alice Ford
Lila KayeMistress Quickly
Ben KingsleyFrank Ford
Alan GillServant
Bob PeckGeorge Page
Daniel HolenderWilliam Page
David Lloyd MeredithSir Hugh Evans
David ThrelfallAbraham Slender
Dicon MurrayWilliam Page
Geoffrey HutchingsDoctor Caius
Ian EastJohn Rugby
John McEneryPistol
Jonathan KirkbrideWilliam Page
Mark TandyJohn
Nicholas GecksFenton
Norman TyrrellBardolph
Patrick GodfreyRobert Shallow
Stephen RashbrookServant
Teddy KempnerNim
Terence HarveyRobert
Timothy KightleyHost of the Garter Inn
Timothy SpallPeter Simple

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
It is not known whether Holender or Murray played the part of William Page in this recording.
History
The production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon 3 April 1979.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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