The Resource The merry wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare, (electronic resource)

The merry wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare, (electronic resource)

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The merry wives of Windsor
Title
The merry wives of Windsor
Statement of responsibility
William Shakespeare
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Language
eng
Summary
According to legend, Queen Elizabeth I was so delighted with the character of Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV, Parts I and II, that she commanded Shakespeare to create a romantic comedy depicting the jolly old rogue in love. The obedient playwright responded with The Merry Wives of Windsor, a lively and enduring farce that offers a humorous rebuff to lechery and hypocrisy. Falstaff, whose greed and vanity overwhelm his good sense, determines to seduce a pair of well-to-do country housewives. The portly knight meets his match among the gentlewomen of Windsor, however, who counter his every stratagem with witty maneuvers of their own that expose Sir John's tomfoolery to public mirth. Familiar Shakespearean themes and devices romance, jealousy, disguises, and mistaken identities enrich the plot, along with a sparkling cast of supporting characters, including rival wooers, informers, and witty go-betweens. This madcap romp has been a favorite of readers and playgoers for over 400 years. Students, teachers, and all lovers of literature and drama will appreciate this inexpensive edition of an ageless comic gem
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VALIL
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR2826
LC item number
.A1 2000eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
The merry wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare, (electronic resource)
Label
The merry wives of Windsor, William Shakespeare, (electronic resource)
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https://tulsalibrary.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTkwMjg0NDA=
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"Contains the unabridged text of The merry wives of Windsor as published in volume IV of the Caxton edition of The complete works of William Shakespeare, Caxton Publishing Company, London"--title page verso
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn889222050
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 72 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780486159270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
633872

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