The Merry Wives of Windsor
"What, have I scaped love-letters in the holiday-time of my beauty?"-Mistress Page
Queen Elizabeth herself is said to have requested the return of Falstaff to the Bard's stage— supposedly because she wanted to see him in love. What Shakespeare gave Her Majesty instead was Falstaff's attempt to recoup his fortunes by seducing two respectable wives of affluent Windsor husbands. This most amiable play depicts the sturdy middle class, rarely found among Shakespeare's milieu of aristocrats.
Starring Ben Kingsley, known for his award-winning performance in Ghandi, appears here as a jealous husband. Richard Griffiths is Falstaff.
Digitally remastered; Picture and sound enhanced; PC/Mac Downloadable scripts; Word for word as written by William Shakespeare.
BBC/Time Life, 2000. DVD Region 1. Closed Captioned. Running Time: 167 minutes. Ages 7-adult.