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Shakespeare in Performance: Film

Die lustigen Weiber (1935, Carl Hoffmann)

TitleDie lustigen Weiber
Release LocationsGermany
DirectorCarl Hoffmann
Length1 hrs, 30 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Merry Wives of Windsor (adaptation)


Early foreign language sound adaptation of a Shakespearean play. For some reason, the Germans took special pleasure in making films out of Wives

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

FalstaffLeo Slezak

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorCarl Hoffmann

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell