Merry Wives of Windsor (Public Theater)
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Merry Wives of Windsor (Public Theater)
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Merry Wives of Windsor (Public Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(98 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
3%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

Shakespeare in the Park is back this summer with Jocelyn Bioh's joyous adaptation of "Merry Wives."

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Member Reviews (98)

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85
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Great adaptation. Fun funny and smart. Great cast and production. 1 perfectly times act.

Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare traditional. You don't like outdoor theater.

86
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great modern and accessible production. Actors are all excellent. Story is very entertaining and was made current.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional adaptation.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
August 9th, 2021

"A big comedy when we really needed one after a small, grim year, yet also a play celebrating Black life in America, when we really needed that as well...an across-the-board excellent ensemble!"
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Time Out New York
August 9th, 2021

"Joy radiates from the exuberant Merry Wives...More than ever, these artists want to entertain and uplift, and audiences are eager to enjoy their efforts."
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New York Stage Review
August 9th, 2021

"To say that director Ali (resident director at The Public) has assembled a stageful of talent is an understatement. Happily, he sets them all firing sparks in tandem. He also pulls exceptional work from his design team."
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Front Row Center
August 10th, 2021

"Saheem Ali’s direction pulls the elements together in a seamless and often hilarious and definitely welcomed production...A brilliant way to return to the theatre. Get there if you can. It will do your heart good."
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New York Theater
August 10th, 2021

"Bioh understands this and turns the Bard’s revenge comedy into something warmer (and, at 110 minutes without an intermission, shorter), though keeping the main plots, subplots and convoluted comic busy-ness."
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New York Stage Review
August 8th, 2021

"Bioh also turns the incongruous Midsummer Night’s Dream–like final-scene fairy pageant into something more than spectacle."
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