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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Oxford Shakespeare)

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Publisher Comments:

When a new play was required at short notice for a court occasion in 1597, Shakespeare created The Merry Wives of Windsor, a warm-hearted and spirited "citizen comedy" filled with boisterous action, situational irony, rich characterization--and the likes of Falstaff, Pistol, Mistress Quickly, and Justice Shallow. In his introduction and commentary, Craik examines a wide range of topics, including the play's probable occasion, its relationship to Shakespeare's English history plays and to other sources, its textual history, with particular reference to the widely diverging 1623 Folio and 1602 Quarto, and its quality as drama. In light of various topical, critical, and theatrical interpretations of the play, Craik pays particular attention to defining the literal sense, proposing some new readings, and evoking the many aspects of the stage business.

Synopsis:

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" was almost certainly required at short notice for a court occasion, the Garter Feast of 1597. In his introduction to this warm-hearted "citizen comedy", T.W.Craik discusses the play's relationship to Shakespeare's English history plays and its textual background.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198129295
Editor:
Craik, T. W.
Author:
Shakespeare, William
Author:
Craik, T. W.
Author:
Null, William
Author:
null, T. W.
Author:
Craik
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford England :
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Literature/English | Drama | Shakespeare
Subject:
Comedies
Subject:
Drama-Shakespeare Plays
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Oxford Shakespeare (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
611-96-1
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line drawings, 5 halftones
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.500 in 0.600 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Shakespeare » Works
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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"Synopsis" by , "The Merry Wives of Windsor" was almost certainly required at short notice for a court occasion, the Garter Feast of 1597. In his introduction to this warm-hearted "citizen comedy", T.W.Craik discusses the play's relationship to Shakespeare's English history plays and its textual background.
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