Merry Wives of Windsor

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The British royals may not appreciate the antics that go on in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Shakespeare's bawdy comedy appears in a condensed script format. The text comes from a performance by Orlando Shakes, a theater company which condensed the script into a 60-minute performance for 20+ actors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Discuss the moral issues in the text and whether they were scandalous during the time period
  • Take a portion of the script and rewrite it using modern language
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains 46 printable pages

  • Appears in a clean copy, making it easy to read on stage  or write notes in the margins

  • Lacks many of the stage directions found in the original version