The Merry Wives of Windsor


Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only one of Shakespeare's plays to have been set in middle class England.

It features the fat night, Sir John Falstaff, who also appears in both parts of Henry IV.

Read the story of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Famous quotes
'What the dickens' and other famous phrases from The Merry Wives of Windsor. 

Play date and source
When the play was written and a popular myth that probably isn't true.

Production history in pictures
Find out about the production history of Shakespeare's comedy from 1848 to 2006.

Phillip Breen's 2012 production
See videos, photos and read an interview with the director.

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