Theatreland Memorabilia

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The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Author: William Shakespeare

Productions

Deutsches Theater Berlin, 1929
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1937
Old Vic, 1951
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1955
Aldwych Theatre, 1964
Finnish National Theatre Helsinki, 1967
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1968, RSC
Guildhall London, 1968, RSC
Aldwych Theatre, 1968, RSC

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Deutsches Theater Berlin
1929

CharacterPlayed By
FalstaffWerner Kraus

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
1937

CharacterPlayed By
FordDonald Wolfit

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The Old Vic
1951

CharacterPlayed By
Mistress PagePeggy Ashcroft

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Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
1955
Director: Glen Byam Shaw. Designer: Motley

CharacterPlayed By
Mistress PageAngela Baddeley
Mistress FordJoyce Redman
FalstaffAnthony Quayle

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Aldwych Theatre
1964
Director: John Blatchley. Designer: Andre Francois.

CharacterPlayed By
Mistress PageBrenda Bruce
FordIan Richardson

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Finnish National Theatre Helsinki
1967
Director: Clifford Williams. Designer: Pekka Heiskanen

CharacterPlayed By
Mistress PageLeena Häkinen
FalstaffTauno Palo
Mistress FordRose-Marie Precht

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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
First performance: 2nd May 1968
RSC

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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Transferred to Guildhall
9th - 11th July 1968
Part of the 1968 City of London Festival
RSC

CharacterPlayed By
UnknownUnknown

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Transferred to Aldwych Theatre
First performance: 15th July 1968
Royal Shakespeare Company/RSC.
Director: Terry Hands. Designer: Timothy O'Brien.
Music: Guy Woolfenden. Dance: Christie Dickason.
Lighting: David Read. Assistant to the Director: Buzz Goodbody.
Assistant to the Designer: Tazeena Firth. Dialect Adviser: Richard Sothcott.

CharacterPlayed By
ShallowSydney Bromley
Mistress PageBrenda Bruce
PageJeffrey Dench
SlenderPeter Geddis
HostDavid Healy
Sir Hugh EvansEmrys James
Mistress QuickleyLila Kaye
FalstaffBrewster Mason
FentonRoger Rees
FordIan Richardson
PistolMorgan Sheppard
Doctor CalusDerek Smith
Mistress FordElizabeth Spriggs

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