The Merry Wives of Windsor | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Russell Jackson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Critical Review by Russell Jackson

SOURCE: Jackson, Russell. “Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon: Summer and Winter, 2002-2003.” Shakespeare Quarterly 54, no. 2 (2003): 181-83.

In the following review of Rachel Kavanaugh's 2002 Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Green praises its postwar British setting and “versatile and energetic” cast.

In the pair of RSC touring productions seen at Stratford in the winter of 2002-2003, a versatile and energetic company was rewardingly cross-cast in plays that differed in theatrical style as well as dramatic genre. Rachel Kavanaugh set The Merry Wives of Windsor in postwar Britain, and David Farr's Coriolanus began in a Samurai world into which modern elements—typewriters, tennis rackets, coffee cups, and guns—were gradually introduced. The design team of Peter McKintosh and Ti Green was common to both plays, McKintosh...

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