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326. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR


Play by William Shakespeare


Music: By Irwin Bazelon.

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Directed by John Houseman and Jack Landau. Scenery by Will Steven Armstrong. Costumes by Motley. Lighting by Tharon Musser.

Premiere: July 2, 1959, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Connecticut. Danced by members of the Festival company.

Cast: Falstaff, Larry Gates; Mistress Page, Nancy Marchand; Mistress Ford, Nancy Wickwire; Mistress Quickly, Sada Thompson; Fenton, Lowell Harris; Anne Page, Barbara Barrie; and others.

Note: Balanchine choreographed the fairies' dances in Windsor Park, Act V, Scene 5.

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