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The Merry Wives of Windsor review: Lively production of one of the Bard’s sillier romps

According to theatre legend, Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor in a rush at the command of Elizabeth herself. The Virgin Queen couldn’t get enough of Falstaff, the fat rogue knight from Henry IV, and wanted to see him in love.

The resulting spinoff proved a highly contrived farce. Its minor character names – Shallow…

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