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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

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When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and compare missives, they plan a practical joke or two to teach the knight a lesson. But Mistress Ford's husband is a very jealous man and is pumping Falstaff for information of the affair. Meanwhile the Pages' daughter Anne is besieged by suitors. Written by Kathy Li

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The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor  »

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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

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Version of Henry IV Part I (1979) See more »

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Deadly Dull
18 January 2004 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I usually love BBC productions, but this one is utterly misguided and makes one of Shakespeare's comedies seem a tedious bore.

It's too bad. A good cast of some of Britain's finest actors are driven into the ground by pedestrian direction, unatmospheric sets, and a general approach of reverence that is numbing to say the least. No one is having any fun!

I gave in after the second act!

Perhaps someday, an inventive director will give the play and story it's due!


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