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  • ISBN: 9780792751762 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792751760 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 15 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Complete Arkangel Shakespeare : 2014.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Dinsdale Landen (Sir John Falstaff), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mistress Ford), Penny Downie (Mistress Page), Nicholas Woodeson (Ford), Philip Jackson (Page), Clive Swift (Justice Shallow), John Dallimore (Slender), Susan Brown (Mistress Quickly), Kenneth Jay (Doctor Caius), David Cardy (Host), Camilla Power (Anne Page), Scott Handy (Fenton), Alan David (Evans), Chook Sibtain (Pistol), Anthony Jackson (Bardolph), Rupert Mason (Nym), Andrew Fallaize (Simple), Pascoe Sabido (William), Peter England (Robin), James Reynard (Rugby).
Summary, etc.:
It is said that Queen Elizabeth gave Shakespeare two weeks to write this play that showcases her favorite comedic character, Sir John Falstaff. The dissolute Falstaff plans to seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, two "Merry Wives of Windsor," thereby gaining access to their husbands' wealth. The two women have the old rogue's measure, however, and Falstaff's plots lead only to his own humiliation. But the merry wives themselves fall prey to plotting as their plans to prevent Mistress Page's daughter Anne from marrying the young man she loves are frustrated in their turn.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Married women > Drama.
English drama (Comedy)
Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) > Drama.
Genre: Comedies.

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