RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2018)
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 as part of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, the Folger hosted a screening of RSC Live: The Merry Wives of Windsor, a live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, captured from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, in their own Elizabethan Theatre. The production was directed by Fiona Laird and starred David Troughton as Falstaff.
Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings and in a world of wealth, glamour and ‘well jel’ wives, they finally tell Sir John to ‘shut up’. The only way is Windsor in this outrageous and fun-filled new version of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy.
For more information on the production, visit the RSC archives here.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Everyone at the Royal Shakespeare Company, from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians, plays a part in creating the world audience members see on stage. RSC's work begins its life at their Stratford workshops and theatres and they share it with audiences across the world through touring, residencies and online activity. So, wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work that is made in Shakespeare’s home town in the UK. Shakespeare has been performed and celebrated in Stratford for centuries and the RSC has trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded in 1961. RSC pioneers contemporary approaches to Shakespeare’s plays, as well as staging the work of those who inspired him and the work of today’s playwrights. Learn more about RSC Live here.