The Merry Wives of Windsor

Check out video clips from productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor with interesting dance and movement.

Coming soon! Stay tuned for background information and commentary for each video.

Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Choreographer Harrison McEldowney on the role of dance in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Title of Work: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Date of Performance: December 3, 2013- January 19, 2014
Location of Performance: The Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier
Producer: Not available
Director: Barbara Gaines
Performers: Kelli Fox, Scott Jaeck, Heidi Kettenring, Ross Lehman, et. al.
Choreographer: Harrison McEldowney
Date published or posted online: Nov 18, 2013
Publisher: chicagoshakes2009
Source URL:
More Info: Play is set in the late 1940s and features swing music and dance.


Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Merry Wives Thriller Dance 2010
Title of Work: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Act and Scene: Act 5, Scene 5
Date of Performance: 2010
Location of Performance: Perpich Arts High School, Golden Valley, MN
Producer: Not available
Director: Steve Ramirez
Performers: Not available
Choreographer: Tony Carlson
Date published or posted online: Oct 31, 2013
Publisher: Steve Ramirez
Source URL:
More Info: Dance is to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.


Video Clip Details

Title of Clip: Rosella Hightower in Merry Wives of Windsor
Title of Work: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Act and Scene: Overture
Release Date: 1966
Where Filmed: Austria 
Director: Georg Tressler
Director of Photography: Hannes Staudinger
Screenplay: Norman Foster
Performers: Rosella Hightower (with Normal Foster)
Choreographer: Rosella Hightower (with Honoria Plesch)
Music Score: Otto Nicolai
Conductor: Milan Horvath
Orchestra: Zagreb Philharmonic
Production Company: Wien Film
Date published or posted online: Aug 7, 2008
Publisher: jkircher314
Source URL:
More Info: a ballet and opera performance by Otto Nicolai, based off of Shakespeare’s original play.


Updated December 17, 2021.

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