About The Merry Wives of Windsor
It is 1598. William Shakespeare's histories Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 have been wildly successful, especially at court, and the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff has been the talk of London. Queen Elizabeth, in fact, is so delighted with Falstaff that she has given Shakespeare a special commission to, “write a play about the fat knight in love." The kicker? He only has two weeks to write it. The result: The Merry Wives of Windsor, or so the story goes. Steel City Shakespeare Center's production of this play incorporates this much-loved piece of tradition into the performance, where William Shakespeare, Richard Burbage, Will Kempe, and others take on the overwhelming task of fulfilling the Queen's wishes and assemble this hilarious and delightful play on the fly.