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:

Carlos Fain-Binda
2019, Slender
Tower Theatre
Ailis Duff
Ailis Duff
Actor
2017, Slender
Theatre N16
Jamie Barnett
Jamie Barnett
Voice Over: English
2016, Slender
Jamie Barnett
2016, Slender
The Ellen Terry Barn Theatre
Robin Hodges
Robin Hodges
Actor
2015, Slender
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Richard Blackman
2015, Slender
King's College Cambridge
Tom Graysham
Tom Graysham
Actor
2014, Slender
Coram Fields, London
Stuart Mortimer
2013, Slender
Glastonbury, Hove, Chichester, Worthing Festival
David Puckridge
2011, Slender
The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre
Luke Owen
Luke Owen
Actor
2011, Slender
Tobias Clay
Tobias Clay
Actor
2011, Slender
Lewes Castle
Christopher Prentice
2011, Slender
Festival Theatre
Jon Trenchard
2010, Slender
Stafford Castle
Nathan Masterson
2009, Slender
Kings College Gardens, Cambridge University
Tim Scragg
Tim Scragg
Actor
2008, Slender
Read Not Dead
Tim Scragg
Tim Scragg
Actor
2005, Slender
National Tour
Ben Calvert
Ben Calvert
Actor
1994, Slender
Various Midlands Castles
Jurgen Schwarz
1992, Slender

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor