Video — 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
"Sir John Falstaff has financial problems. To refill his empty pockets he strives for amorous affairs with Alice and Meg, the wives of the rich citizens Ford and Page. Bernd Weikl's witty production shows the simultaneity of tragedy and comedy. The opera's motto 'All the world's a burlesque' is also reflected in the stage design: both set and clothes are inspired by Shakespeare's theatre, the Italian tradition of 'Commedia dell' arte' and the world of circus."--Publisher.