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Merry Wives of Windsor, The

Synopsis
Video recording (mixed recording, 4 cameras) 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
13 Dec 2012
Duration
163 mins

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 Royal Shakespeare Company. The recording is catalogued separately on this database.

A wide shot recording of this production can be made available at 3 weeks’ notice.
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.
History
Matinee performance recorded.
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).

Archive

Name

V&A Theatre & Performance Collections: National Video Archive of Performance

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