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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Drilling Company)

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Confusing, Clever, Committed actors, Delightful

About the show

The Drilling Company presents a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare's ribald comedy, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, reset in an Upper West Side Co-op. More…

'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is part of the Drilling Company's fourth season as the company-in-residence for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare. Performances take place in Bryant Park's Upper Terrace, located directly to the rear of the New York Public Library, between the Bryant Park Grill and the Bryant Park Cafe.

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Member Reviews (3)


Funny, Confusing, Clever, Committed actors, Delightful
Avg Score

Silly fun, Delightful, Confusing, Dizzying, Broad comedy

See it if you enjoy quirky productions of Shakespeare. This is set in present day upper west side. Some very good acting. You enjoy outdoor theater.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist. If it bothers you if you can't understand everything (2 actors in particular).

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Inventive, Committed actors, Great staging, Musically bright, Thoroughly enjoyable

See it if you've always wanted to see "Merry Wives..." and you appreciate young talent.

Don't see it if you are looking for great Shakespeare.

Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy modernized Shakespeare, free shows or outdoor theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for fancy sets and technical elements or a show you can understand well (lots of noise and accents make it challenging)

June 2nd, 2017
"It’s basically an Elizabethan sitcom...With the stately and graceful New York Public Library as the stage’s backdrop and New York City life as a constant thrum throughout the production, it didn’t really matter a whole lot what was going on onstage...This production is all about simultaneously i...
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March 20th, 2018
"A well-written of the better pieces I've seen brought to life so far this year...It’s one of those plays that gets better over the course of the night, as the relationship between Vera and David progresses and evolves...Captures the lives of Jews and immigrants in the early 20th centu...
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