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:

Freddy Gaffney
2017, Fenton
Hampton Hill Theatre
Will Mytum
Will Mytum
Actor
2017, Fenton
James Fletcher
2017, Fenton
Charlie Abrahams
2016, Fenton
Ellen Terry Barn Theatre
Reed Stokes
Reed Stokes
Actor
2015, Fenton
Various open-air venues
Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray
Actor
2015, Fenton
Royal and Derngate theatre northampton
Matt Hughes-Short
2015, Fenton
Arundel Priory Playhouse
Kordian Gil
Kordian Gil
Actor
2015, Fenton
Brighton Open Air Theatre
Max Panks
Max Panks
Actor
2014, Fenton
London Open Air Tour
Aslam Percival
2012, Fenton
Chris Paddon
Chris Paddon
Actor
2012, Fenton
Inn on the Park St Albans
Shane Mitchell
2012, Fenton
The Drilling company theatre
Marc Rhys
Marc Rhys
Actor
2011, Fenton
New Red Lion Theatre
James Hannant
2011, Fenton
Christopher Hunter
2011, Fenton
Tom Medcalf
Tom Medcalf
Actor
2011, Fenton
Pendley Manor Hotel
Tom Richards
Tom Richards
Actor
2005, Fenton
Merton Gardens
David Gibson-Beck
2005, Fenton
North England Tour
Alan Colclough
2004, Fenton
Brownsea Island
Richard Gladwell
2003, Fenton

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor