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Stratford: Rent or buy Stratford’s 2019 production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” starting today
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Cineplex thought you all deserved a little more Shakespeare, so they’re premièring a brand new title in our Stratford Festival On Film series: The Merry Wives of Windsor! We captured this delightful romp just last fall, so you’ll be the very first to see it on film from the comfort of your couch.
From Canada’s renowned Stratford Festival comes an “absolutely hilarious” (The Globe and Mail) production of Shakespeare’s great comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. It stars Geraint Wyn Davies as Falstaff, a portly knight who pursues two married women at the same time, failing to consider that his targets might, quite literally, compare notes. Nor has he reckoned on the mischievous spirit in which the wives will use their wits and wiles to teach him the error of his ways. Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino directs this “very merry Merry Wives of Windsor” (The Globe and Mail), a “charming production” (The New York Times) featuring Sophia Walker and Brigit Wilson “as the two Merry Wives, bringing warmth and exuberance to their on-stage friendship” (Postmedia). “The production is outrageously funny, with charming and distinctive performances by all involved” (Broadway World).
Photo: Brigit Wilson and Sophia Walker (Geraint Wyn Davies on magazine cover). © 2019 Stratford Festival.