The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare Overview
Sir John Falstaff is down on his luck, and so decides to pursue liaisons with two rich but respectably married ladies - who in a series of sly maneuvers, effectively turn the tables on him. With its comic mix-ups, broad humor, and amusingly implausible plot line, The Merry Wives of Windsor has been called the forerunner of the modern sitcom.