Plays Directory : The Merry Wives of Windsor

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Essentially a spin off from Henry IV, The Merry Wives of Windsor was presumably
    created to give another outing to the popular figure of Falstaff. This play
    sees the broke Falstaff attempting to simultaneously woo two Windsor wives
    (Mistresses Page and Ford) to access their husband?s wealth. However the
    wives are quickly onto his plans and set about humiliating him. The jealous
    Master Ford sensing something is afoot and mistrusting his wife also becomes
    caught up and ultimately shown the error of his ways.
    The subplot concerns Anne, the daughter of Master and Mistress Page, whose
    hand is sought by three suitors. Mistress Page wishes to give her to the
    Frenchman Dr Caius, Master Page to the inept fool Slender, while Anne herself
    has fallen in love with the young reformed playboy figure of Fenton.
    The play is resolved during a masked set piece in the forest, where Falstaff
    is humiliated a final time then forgiven. Meanwhile Caius and Slender who
    think they are marrying Anne are tricked into marrying boys while Anne herself
    marries Fenton. True love triumphs, loveless arranged marriages fail, jealous
    love, adulterous love and hubris is punished by the witty wives and everyone
    (with the exception of the Frenchman Caius) goes home happy in this well
    crafted jolly English romp.

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8 known characters

6 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Brogan Piggott
2020, Nym
Monaco Theatre, Cornwall
Tip Cullen
Tip Cullen
Actor
2020, Chorus/Faerie
Shaespeare's Globe
Mike Prior
Mike Prior
Actor
2019, Boy/Chorus
Shakespeare's Globe
Heledd Hart
Heledd Hart
Actor
2019, Mistress Ford
Francesca Baker
2019, Anne Page
Stoke Park Railway
Shauna Gavaghan
2019, Mistress Page
Pendley Manor
Kimberley Munroe
Kimberley Munroe
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, ASM- Intern
Stoke Park Railway
Alex Scott Fairley
2019, Doctor Caius/Pistol
Emily Slade
Emily Slade
Actor
2019, Mistress Quickly
Grange Court Theatre
Emma McKie
Emma McKie
Company Stage Manager
2019, Company Stage Manager
Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Barbican, London
Hugh Edwards
Hugh Edwards
Actor
2019, Falstaff
David McMaster
2019, Master Page
Grange Court Theatre, Drama Studio London
Sarah Finigan
2019, Mistress Page
Joanne Rothery
2019, Robin
Pendley Manor
Lauren Burns
Lauren Burns
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Assistant Stage Manager
Shakespeare's Globe
Jill Davy
Jill Davy
Actor
2019, Mistress Ford
Tower Theatre
Nathaniel Bokaer-Smith
Nathaniel Bokaer-Smith
Costume Designer
2019, Wardrobe
Roman Garden Theatre
Patrick Ashe
Patrick Ashe
Actor
2019, Windsor Local / Budget
Ciara Roddy
Ciara Roddy
Floor Manager (Assistant)
2019, Production Assistant
Isaac Stanmore
Isaac Stanmore
Voice Over: English
2019, Fenton/Evans

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor