What You’ll Love about… The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

Henry Fuseli, “Fallstaff im Wäschekorb.” Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is really very funny, and even though it can be challenging to understand, it will reward you if you stick with it. It can be especially difficult at the beginning of a play to distinguish between what’s important and what’s trivial, and The Merry Wives of Windsor makes it more difficult by going heavy on trivial elements. This has the…

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Matthew Thiele

Matthew Thiele

Teacher. Satirist. Scholar. Published in Slackjaw, Points in Case, McSweeney’s, Ben Jonson Journal, and elsewhere. Definitely not a robot. Or an alien.