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"The Merry Wives of Windsor" Reading
86 ratings
4.7 average rating
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31 events
16 reviews
76 stars
attended May 09 2011

Outstanding! What an amazing array of talent... such diversity pulled together SO well! Reba was hysterical; they all were. SO much fun!!!

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15 reviews
9 stars
attended May 09 2011

One of the most fun I've ever had at a Shakespeare show, and I love me some Bard. The cast was hilarious, relaxed and clearly ready for fun. The improv was amazing. I wish I could see it again; so pleased to have taken the time to attend.

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12 reviews
9 stars
attended May 09 2011

This was a hillarious riot! Unexpected wonderful take on Shakespear with Reba's songs intermixed.... Obviously none of the actors worked even to half of their ability, but they it was still very well acted for just a "reading" (espcially when it...continued

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The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles continues the celebration of its 25th anniversary by holding its 21st Simply Shakespeare reading of The Merry Wives of Windsor. The participants for this rhinestone-studded cast in a down-home evenin’ that will be more colorful than a clown at a rodeo include Christina Applegate, Kenneth Branagh, Faith Hill, Eric Idle, Arte Johnson, Eugene Levy, Tim McGraw, William Shatner, Martin Short, Tracey Ullman and the co-chairs of the event Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, all of whom will be reading one of Shakespeare’s best known and beloved comedies.  Reba McEntire, Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins will be the special musical guests.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is Shakespeare’s only play to deal with contemporary middle-class life of the Elizabethan age. The story centers around lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff, who arrives in the town of Windsor short on funds and attempts to seduce and swindle two local wives in order to set himself up comfortably. These original desperate housewives see right through his plan and lead him on a merry chase full of pranks.

The evening performance is directed by Ben Donenberg, founding Artistic Director of the SCLA.