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While countless stagings of The Merry Wives of Windsor have been set in a bucolic "merrye olde England," Bill Alexander's 1985 RSC rendition took Shakespeare's representation of a 1590s English bourgeoisie, numerically anagrammatized its temporal setting, and placed it in the 1950s Macmillan years of postwar prosperity in Britain.
(In one Venus novella, the heroes battle an evil cult of anagrammatized "Zanis.") Yet he was also an armchair devotee of eugenics and early-20th-century race theory, and reading his depictions of non-whites, especially tribal Africans, can be a bristling experience.
Before leaving for Malta, he had conceived a passion for Wordsworth's sister-in-law, Sara Hutchinson, whose name Coleridge anagrammatized to Asra.