The merry wives of Windsor

by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.

Format: Print Book 2008
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 812 SHAKESPEARE Sha MERRY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  812 SHAKESPEARE Sha MERRY
The Merry Wives of Windsor was almost certainly required at short notice for a court occasion in 1597: Shakespeare threw into it all the creative energy that went into his Henry IV plays. Falstaff is here, with Pistol, Mistress Quickly, and Justice Shallow, in a spirited and warm-hearted'citizen comedy'. Boisterous action is combined with situational irony and rich characterization.In his introduction T. W. Craik discusses the play's probable occasion (the Garter Feast of 1597 at court), its relationship to Shakespeare's English history plays and to other sources, its textual history (with particular reference to the widely diverging 1623 Folio and 1602 Quarto), and itsoriginal quality as drama. He assesses various interpretations of the play, topical, critical, and theatrical. In the commentary he pays particular attention to expounding the literal sense (he proposes some new readings) and evoking the stage business.
Additional Information
Series Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Subjects Falstaff, John, -- Sir (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Married women -- Drama.
Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) -- Drama.
Publisher Oxford [England] ; New York :Oxford University Press,2008
Contributors Craik, T. W. (Thomas Wallace)
Language English
Description ix, 242 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780199536825 (pbk.)
0199536821 (pbk.)
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