by William Shakespeare
Presented by Cork Shakespearean Company
Bringing the Bard’s work to the people of Cork since 1924
Shakespeare’s infamous knight-errant, Sir John Falstaff, has come to the township of Windsor in financial difficulties, and comes up with a plan to get himself some money – he will woo the wives of two local merchants, Page and Ford, seduce them both, and get the money he requires, in the hope that neither wives nor husbands find out the truth.
Unfortunately for Falstaff, the wives are much smarter than he suspects – they figure out that the letters sent to them telling of Falstaff’s affection are identically worded, and they decide to teach him a lesson, concocting a devious and hilarious plan to show Falstaff the error of his ways. Meanwhile, Mistress Page’s daughter, Anne, is the object of affection of several would be suitors, who all wish her hand, in spite of the fact that she is in love with a young courtier, Fenton, who seems to have the disapproval of all around him.
It will all lead to a fairy-lit crescendo as Falstaff learns a very valuable lesson – don’t mess with the Merry Wives of Windsor!
Directed by Raymond Brothers
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