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:

Francesca Baker
2019, Anne Page
Stoke Park Railway
Madeleine Burden
Madeleine Burden
Child Actor
2018, Anne page
Leatherhead Theatre
Katie Clucas
Katie Clucas
2016, Anne Page
Jemima Watling
2015, Anne Page
Frinton Summer Theatre/Touring
Rachel Waring
2013, Anne Page
Ellie Jeffreys
2013, Anne Page
St Ann's Well Gardens
Sorcha Verey
Sorcha Verey
2013, Anne
Budbridge Manor
Lucy Morrell
Lucy Morrell
2011, Anne Page
New Red Lion/ Old Boys Club - Dalston
Laura Murray
Laura Murray
2010, Anne Page
Alexa Hartley
2010, Anne Page
Laura-Kate Nice
2010, Anne Page
Westacre River Studios
Bryony Thomas
2006, Anne Page
international tour
Stella Taylor
2005, Anne Page
Sarah Thomas-Lane
2005, Anne Page
Outdoor Touring
Lois Glasspool
2003, Anne Page
Christchurch Priory Gardens
Jodie-Melissa Gibson
2003, Anne Page
Pendley Open Air Shakepeare Festival

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor