The Merry Wives of Windsor | Critical Review by Michael W. Shurgot

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Critical Review by Michael W. Shurgot

SOURCE: Shurgot, Michael W. “2001 Ashland Season.” Upstart Crow 21 (2001): 93-4.

In the following review, Shurgot discusses Lillian Groag's 2001 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, remarking that the production was a “three-hour marathon of sight gags, pratfalls, and petty stuff.”

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2001 season was unusual in that the four Shakespeare plays presented were all types of “comedy”: The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, and the rarely seen Troilus and Cressida were staged in the outdoor Elizabethan Theatre. Shakespeare's final “comedy of forgiveness,”1 The Tempest, was staged in the indoor Angus Bowmer Theatre. The productions were as different as the plays themselves, offering spectators a broad sampling of Shakespeare's, and the Festival's, comic artistry.

Lillian Groag's...

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