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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 27 December 1982
When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director:

David Hugh Jones (as David Jones)

Writer:

William Shakespeare (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bennett ... Justice Shallow
Richard O'Callaghan ... Slender
Tenniel Evans ... Sir Hugh Evans
Bryan Marshall ... George Page
Richard Griffiths ... Sir John Falstaff
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ... Bardolph
Nigel Terry ... Pistol
Michael Robbins ... Nym
Miranda Foster Miranda Foster ... Anne Page
Judy Davis ... Mistress Ford
Prunella Scales ... Mistress Page
Ron Cook ... Peter Simple
Michael Graham Cox Michael Graham Cox ... Host of the Garter Inn
Lee Whitlock ... Robin
Elizabeth Spriggs ... Mistress Quickly
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Storyline

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and compare missives, they plan a practical joke or two to teach the knight a lesson. But Mistress Ford's husband is a very jealous man and is pumping Falstaff for information of the affair. Meanwhile the Pages' daughter Anne is besieged by suitors. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1982 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Part of the long running BBC Television Shakespeare project which ran between 1978 and 1985. See more »

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Version of Falstaff (2006) See more »

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Deadly Dull
18 January 2004 | by philip-1See all my reviews

I usually love BBC productions, but this one is utterly misguided and makes one of Shakespeare's comedies seem a tedious bore.

It's too bad. A good cast of some of Britain's finest actors are driven into the ground by pedestrian direction, unatmospheric sets, and a general approach of reverence that is numbing to say the least. No one is having any fun!

I gave in after the second act!

Perhaps someday, an inventive director will give the play and story it's due!


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