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The Merry Wives of Windsor

 
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a comedy play by William Shakespeare, thought to have been written in 1600. The main character is Falstaff, who Shakespeare included again because he had been such a popular character in Henry IV. In The Merry Wives of Windsor Falstaff tries to have affairs with two women at the same time. They realize what he is doing and play cruel tricks on him to cause him embarrassment.