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Anderson, Linda M. A Kind of Wild Justice; Revenge in Shakespeare's Comedies. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1987.

Anderson argues that The Merry Wives of Windsor is a play "obsessed" with revenge, and offers a detailed and readable analysis of its three separate revenge plots. She also gives an accessible account of other critical opinion, including the general tendency to ignore the play.

Barton, Anne. Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare. In The Riverside Shakespeare, edited by G. Blakemore Evans, 286-89. Chicago: Houghton Mifflin, 1974.

Barton discusses the play's possible commission by Queen Elizabeth and its performance at the Feast of the Garter in 1597. She also analyzes the play's content, especially Falstaff's relation to the Windsor community and the meaning of the play's many misuses and abuses of English language.

Bradbrook, Muriel C. Shakespeare the Craftsman. The Clark Lectures, 1968. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

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