The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare (1910)

S$133.00

The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare (1910)

S$133.00

Title: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 1910.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth. Edgewear, fading of spine, foxing of the interior, binding creaky, but otherwise good.

1 in stock

Description

Beautifully illustrated by Hugh Thomson with 40 tipped-in colour plates.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. The Windsor of the play’s title is a reference to Windsor Castle in Berkshire, England, and though nominally set in the reign of Henry IV, the play makes no pretense to exist outside contemporary Elizabethan era English middle class life. It features the character Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight who had previously been featured in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. It has been adapted for the opera on several occasions.

(from wikipedia)