William Shakespeare's The merry wives of Windsor
|Format:||Book on CD 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
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.
Dinsdale Landen is Falstaff. Sylvestra Le Touzel plays Mistress Ford and Penny Downie is Mistress Page. Nicholas Woodeson is Ford, Phillip Jackson is Page, and Clive Swift plays Justice Shallow.
|Series||Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Plays (Audio Partners)|
-- Sir (Fictitious character)
Married women -- Drama.
Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) -- Drama.
|Publisher|| Auburn, CA : Hampton, NH :Audio Partners ;2003
[Distributed by] BBC Audiobooks America,
|Other Titles|| Merry wives of Windsor
Le Touzel, Sylvestra.
Jackson, Philip, 1948-
Shepherd, Bill, 1944-
Le Gendre, Dominique.
Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
BBC Audiobooks America.
Dinsdale Landen (Sir John Falstaff), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Mistress Ford), Penny Downie (Mistress Page), Nicholas Woodeson (Ford), Philip Jackson (Page), Clive Swift (Justice Shallow), and full cast.
Producers, Bill Shepherd, Tom Treadwell ; director, Clive Brill ; composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
"A fully dramatized recording"--Container.
"A companion to The complete Pelican Shakespeare"--Container.
Scene-by-scene plot summary inserted in container.
2 audio discs (2 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.