Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives Now Streaming Online

Shakespeare in the Park's Merry Wives Now Streaming Online

Recorded summer 2021 at The Public Theater’s beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park, Great Performances presents Jocelyn Bioh’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic spinoff “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Here's how to stream MERRY WIVES for free now:



Directed by The Public’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali, the production is set in South Harlem where immigrants of the West African diaspora are living side-by-side with their African American neighbors.

You can now stream the play through Great Performances for free, until June 17th, 2022.

A New York story about tricks of the heart, featuring the Bard’s most beloved comedic characters, this farce tells the story of the charlatan Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a celebration of Black joy, laughter and vitality. Stars Jacob Ming-Trent as Falstaff, Pascale Armand as Madam Ekua Page and Susan Kelechi Watson as Madam Nkechi Ford.

Great Performances: Merry Wives is part of the series’ fifth annual “Broadway’s Best” lineup, which includes Sutton Foster in Anything Goes - now streaming online for free.

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