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Merry Wives of Windsor

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ISBN-10: 0140714642

ISBN-13: 9780140714647

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: William Shakespeare, Stephen Orgel, A. R. Braunmuller, Russ Mcdonald

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's only thoroughly English comedy, created an archetypal literary figure in the shape of the devious, irrepressible John Falstaff. This stimulating new edition celebrates the play as a joyous exploration of language, but also places elements of its plot firmly in a continental, specifically Italian, tradition of romantic comedy. It draws out the complexities of Merry Wives as a multi-plot play, and takes a fresh and challenging look at both textual and dating issues; a facsimile of the first Quarto is included as an appendix. The play's extensive performance history, both dramatic and operatic, is fully explored and discussed. This is a significant and…    
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List price: $8.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London,…    

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