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:

Ryan Knight
Ryan Knight
Actor
2019, Sir Hugh Evans
Richard Conolly
2018, Sir Hugh Evans
Woodbury University
James Tobin
James Tobin
Actor
2017, Sir Hugh Evans
Theatre N16
Kieran Hansell
2015, Sir Hugh Evans
Underground, Royal And Derngate
Robert Davies
2015, Sir Hugh Evans
Outdoor Shakespeare - Caversham Court Gradens, Reading
James Alexander-McInnes
2014, Sir Hugh Evans
Ray Pritchard
Ray Pritchard
Director
2013, Sir Hugh Evans
Edward Donnelly
2013, Sir Hugh Evans
Outdoor Touring
Richard Knox
Richard Knox
Actor
2011, Sir Hugh Evans
Holly Davies
Holly Davies
Actor
2011, Sir Hugh Evans
The New Red Lion Theatre/ Dalston Old Boys Club
Gavin Nelson
Gavin Nelson
Actor
2010, Sir Hugh Evans
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub
Robert Took
Robert Took
Actor
2008, Sir Hugh Evans
Outdoor Touring
Debra Baker
Debra Baker
Actor
2007, Sir Hugh Evans
The Brockley Jack
Andrew Utley
Andrew Utley
Actor
2006, Sir Hugh Evans
European Tour
David Tuffnell
2005, Sir Hugh Evans
Globe Theatre, Neuss
Jeffrey Mayhew
2004, Sir Hugh Evans
Christ's Hospital Theatre

Alternative Names

Merry Wives of Windsor