The Merry Wives Of Windsor - The BBC Shakespeare Collection DVD - NEW & SEALED
The Merry Wives Of Windsor
"O, what a world of vile ill-favour’d faults
Looks handsome in three hundred pounds a year."
Starring Ben Kinsley, Prunella Scales, Alan Bennett and Richard Griffiths...
Among the honest folk of Windsor, Sir John Falstaff stands out as a rogue, a chancer and an oaf. More concerned with his lack of money, the ageing, overweight Falstaff hatches a plan to court two wealthy married women, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When the two wives get together they devise their own plan to teach the knight a lesson...
Shakespeare’s boisterous comedy of love and money was supposedly written because Queen Elizabeth wanted to see Falstaff in love. One of the great Shakespearian characters, Falstaff, played here with great gusto by Richard Griffiths, is mercilessly taunted by Judy Davis and Prunella Scales as the wives.
In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought great performances from leading contemporary actors. The full listing of plays are shown below.
We have all the other DVDs available in this series which is part of William Shakespeare - A Complete Collection a BBC production of Shakespeare plays from 1978-1985 starring a list of some of our best loved actors and actresses such as Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud, Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Felicity Kendall, John Cleese, Diana Rigg, the list goes on and on...
PLEASE NOTE : This is the official and original Full Size DVD case version produced for the UK market - NEW and SEALED
- Universal For All Classification (Suitable For All)