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The Merry Wives of Windsor:by William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. It features the fat knight Sir John Falstaff, and is Shakespeare’s only play to deal exclusively with contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. It has been adapted for the opera on occasions.

 

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • The play is nominally set in the early 15th century, during the same period as the Henry IV plays featuring Falstaff, but there is only one brief reference to this period, a line in which the character Fenton is said to have been one of Prince Hal's rowdy friends (he "kept company with the wild prince and Poins"). In all other respects, the play implies a contemporary setting of the Elizabethan era, c. 1600.

    Format: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

    Words count: 23,937

    Data container: ZIP FILE ( 1.00 MB)

    Language: ENGLISH