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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Video recording of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 modern dress production of The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Philip Breen. Desmond Barrit is Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012

Credits

Director
Philip Breen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paddy Cunneen
Production Design
Max Jones
Cast
Desmond BarritSir John Falstaff
Sylvestra Le TouzelMistress Margaret Page
Alexandra GilbreathMistress Alice Ford
Anita DobsonMistress Quickly
John RammFrank Ford
Ansu KabiaNim
Bart David SoroczynskiDoctor Caius
Calum FinlayAbraham Slender
Carla MendonçaNeighbour
David CharlesSir Hugh Evans
David SterneRobert Shallow
Ged SimmonsJohn
Ged SimmonsPistol
George HyderGeorge Page
Julia InnocentiNeighbour
Naomi SheldonAnne Page
Obioma UgoalaJohn Rugby
Obioma UgoalaRobert
Paapa EssieduFenton
Simeon TrubyHost of the Garter Inn
Stephen HarperBardolph
Thomas PicklesPeter Simple

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
The production was also recorded by the V&A National Video Archive of Performance. The recording is catalogued separately on this database.
General
The children are: Jason Battersby, George David, Joe Doody, Leon Finnan, Alexander Fox, Gareth Johnson, Ben Law, Tom Lewis, Syd Sutherland, William Taylor, Pascal Vogiaridis, Sam Young.
Reviews
"Class lies at the heart of this comedy; and, while racking up the laughs, Breen brings out beautifully the bourgeois sadism that still lurks in the heart of England". Michael Billington (The Guardian, 2 November 2012).

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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