History Theatre / TheMerryWivesOfWindsor

5th Mar '16 10:42:40 AM Sonofstranger
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* TheMusical: Or rather, The {{Opera}}. It was adapted by both [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falstaff_(opera) Giuseppe Verdi]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falstaff_(Salieri) Antonio Salieri.]]
29th May '14 5:48:35 AM FuzzyBoots
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* FunetikAksent: Shakespeare writes out Hugh's Welsh accent.

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* FunetikAksent: Shakespeare writes out Hugh's Welsh accent and Doctor Caius's French accent.



* ExecutiveMeddling: If an urban legend is true, literally--and in the cause of {{shipping}}, to boot: The existence of the (most likely untrue) urban legend that [[TheVirginQueen Queen Elizabeth]] ordered Shakespeare to write a play where her favorite character Falstaff falls in love does at least show that fans meddling in fictional characters' love lives was not a foreign concept in the 1700s.



* PaperThinDisguise

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* PaperThinDisguisePaperThinDisguise: Falstaff as the Witch of Brentford and Ford as Brook.
7th Apr '14 6:45:34 PM Aiguille
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* ExecutiveMeddling: If an urban legend is true, literally--and in the cause of {{shipping}}, to boot: The existence of the (most likely untrue) urban legend that [[ElizabethI Queen Elizabeth]] ordered Shakespeare to write a play where her favorite character Falstaff falls in love does at least show that fans meddling in fictional characters' love lives was not a foreign concept in the 1700s.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: If an urban legend is true, literally--and in the cause of {{shipping}}, to boot: The existence of the (most likely untrue) urban legend that [[ElizabethI [[TheVirginQueen Queen Elizabeth]] ordered Shakespeare to write a play where her favorite character Falstaff falls in love does at least show that fans meddling in fictional characters' love lives was not a foreign concept in the 1700s.
9th Oct '13 7:32:05 PM PaulA
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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot (''Theatre/TheTempest'' is the the only other one of significance). At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.

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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot (''Theatre/TheTempest'' is the the only other one of significance). At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is Williams, and one, under the title of ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.
9th Oct '13 3:54:42 PM UltimateParagon
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9th Oct '13 3:54:42 PM UltimateParagon
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16th Aug '13 6:35:01 PM ZarbiNerada
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* ExactWords: "To Master Brook [i.e. Ford] you yet shall keep your word/For he tonight shall lie with Mistress Ford."
14th May '13 7:26:29 PM karstovich2
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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot (''Theatre/TheTempest. At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.

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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot (''Theatre/TheTempest.(''Theatre/TheTempest'' is the the only other one of significance). At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.
14th May '13 7:25:42 PM karstovich2
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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot. At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.

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This appears to be one of the few plays for which Shakespeare came up with an original plot.plot (''Theatre/TheTempest. At least three operas have been based on the play: one with music by Otto Nicolai, one by Ralph Vaughn Williams. The third is ''Falstaff'', with music by Giuseppe Verdi.



* ExecutiveMeddling: If an urban legend is true, literally--and in the cause of {{shipping}}, to boot: The existence of the (most likely untrue) urban legend that [[ElizabethI Queen Elizabeth]] ordered Shakespeare to write a play where her favorite character Falstaff falls in love does at least show that fans meddling in fictional characters' love lives was not a foreign concept in the 1700s.



* {{Shipping}}: The existence of the (most likely untrue) urban legend that Queen Elizabeth ordered Shakespeare to write a play where her favorite character Falstaff falls in love does at least show that fans meddling in fictional characters' love lives was not a foreign concept in the 1700s.
25th Apr '13 9:10:47 PM PaulA
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Falstaff had previously appeared as a supporting character in Shakespeare's historical plays, ''{{Henry IV Part 1}}'' and ''[[{{Henry IV Part 2}} Part 2'', but here appears in a contemporary setting.

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Falstaff had previously appeared as a supporting character in Shakespeare's historical plays, ''{{Henry IV ''Theatre/HenryIVPart1'' and ''[[Theatre/HenryIVPart2 Part 1}}'' and ''[[{{Henry IV Part 2}} Part 2'', 2]]'', but here appears in a contemporary setting.
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