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:

Shauna Gavaghan
2019, Mistress Page
Pendley Manor
Sarah Finigan
2019, Mistress Page
Evelyn Craven
2017, Mistress Page
Maria Björnson Ampitheatre
Ellen Kruger
Ellen Kruger
Actor
2017, Mistress Page
Parkland Walk
Hanna Meriwether
2016, Mistress Page
Sharni Tapako-Brown
2015, Mistress Page
The Royal and Derogate Theatre
Ellen Hardisty
2015, Mistress Page
Ellie Burrow
Ellie Burrow
Actor
2015, Mistress Page
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Zuri Eshun
Zuri Eshun
Actor
2014, Mistress Page
Tour
Charlotte E Tayler
2014, Mistress Page
Touring
Monica Nash
Monica Nash
Actor
2014, Mistress Page
Redgrave Theatre
Taya De La Cruz
2014, Mistress Page
RSC Dell Theatre
Elizabeth Burden
2013, Mistress Page
Norbury Theatre,St Andrews' Garden,The Old Cock Inn & Jinney Ring Craft Centre
Sarah Goddard
2013, Mistress Page
Wadham College Gardens
Ashley Hope Allan
2012, Mistress Page
Rebecca Charnley
2012, Mistress Page
North West Open Air Rep Tour
Victoria Delaney
2012, Mistress Page
Manchester/York/Stratford Upon Avon
Cally Lawrence
2012, Mistress Page
Outdoor Tour
Cornelia Baumann
2011, Mistress Page
New Red Lion
Katarina Rayburn
2011, Mistress Page
Grange Court Theatre

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor