A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance, 1970–1990 pp 1071-1120 | Cite as
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Mr. Kahn has concentrated bustle and hustle… [H]e has tried to give some feeling of the rising Elizabethan middle-class, and as this is kind of play that exists as more of a social document than an artistic statement, such an approach is admirable… [He] devised some scenes of considerable comic enterprise — I have never before, for example, seen a Falstaff throw himself into a buckbasket with such fiendish directorial expertise… W. B. Brydon as Falstaff… had a certain fantasticated charm, gave the final speech… with just the right, if despairing air of poetic significance, and yet could not save a play past saving. (Clive Barnes, New York Times, 14 June 1971)
KeywordsCrowd Scene Final Scene Redwood Tree French Doctor Scenic Design
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