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Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (1965, Georg Tressler)

TitleDie lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Release LocationsAustria
DirectorGeorg Tressler
MediumColor video
Length1 hrs, 37 mins
Play ConnectionsThe Merry Wives of Windsor (opera)


One of three German and Austrian operatic film adaptations of Otto Nicolai's popular 1848 Merry Wives of Windsor

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

FalstaffNorman Foster
FentonErnest Schutz
Mr. FordIgor Gorin
Mistress FordColette Boky
Mistress PageMildred Miller
Anna PageLucia Popp

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorGeorg Tressler
ProducerNorman Foster
ComposerOtto Nicolai
Adaptor/TranslatorNorman Foster
CostumesHelga Pinnow
ProductionHugo Halbig
OtherRobert Hofer
OtherSepp Riff

Company Overview

Music Zagreb Symphony Orchestra

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell