Alongside its production of "Hamlet" way back in 2000 starring Mark Rylance, I would rank this production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" as the best production at Shakespeare's Globe I have see. It is so joyously staged and performed that by the end of the whole thing, the entire audience is walking on air. In recent years, Shakespeare's Globe has utilized its unique space in ingenious ways, and this production is no different (part of the action takes place on a cat walk that extends from the stage into the "groundlings"). Simply a lovely, entertaining production.
Rating: **** (out of *****)