"Why, then the worlds mine oyster." The Merry Wives of Windsor
Eminent Shakespearean scholars Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen provide a fresh new edition of this popular comedy of love, laughter, and merrimentalong with more than a hundred pages of exclusive features, including
• an original Introduction to The Merry Wives of Windsor • incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis with vital facts about the work • commentary on past and current productions based on interviews with leading directors, actors, and designers • photographs of key RSC productions • an overview of Shakespeares theatrical career and chronology of his plays
Ideal for students, theater professionals, and general readers, these modern and accessible editions from the Royal Shakespeare Company set a new standard in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Praise for William Shakespeare: Complete Works
"Remarkable . . . makes Shakespeares extraordinary accomplishment more vivid than ever."James Shapiro, professor, Columbia University, bestselling author of A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599
"A feast of literary and historical information."The Wall Street Journal