The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Jeffries/Knight)

by  William Shakespeare, Charles Jeffries, Jerry Knight

Short Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f

The spirited Sir John Fallstaff proclaims his love for the two young ladies of the title, but fails to keep them separated. In revenge, the two jointly appear to encourage him, deviously tricking him into a series of amusing and trying experiences!

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The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Jeffries/Knight)

by  William Shakespeare Charles Jeffries Jerry Knight

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The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Jeffries/Knight)

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    40 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Adaptations (Shakespeare)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

The spirited Sir John Fallstaff proclaims his love for the two young ladies of the title, but fails to keep them separated. In revenge, the two jointly appear to encourage him, deviously tricking him into a series of amusing and trying experiences! The wives are left with their reputations intact, but the corpulent knight is once again exposed for the fool he is, buried under a pile of foul linen! One of the most playable of Shakespeare's farces, this has proven to be a success in drama festivals and competitions.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 16th Century / Elizabethan
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission, Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

6m, 5f
MISTRESS PAGE
MISTRESS FORD
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF
MASTER FORD
MASTER PAGE
PISTOL - Friend to Falstaff
NYM - Friend to Falstaff
MISTRESS QUICKLY - Servant to Dr. Caius, a Frenchman
FENTON - A young gentleman
ROBIN - Servant to Falstaff
ANNE PAGE - Daughter to Master and Mistress Page
DR. CAIUS - A suitor to Anne Page
SERVANTS, EXTRAS
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Cast Attributes

  • Flexible casting
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Charles Jeffries

Charles Jeffries

Jerry Knight

Jerry Knight

This adaptation of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor was first produced at MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1992.

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