It is said that Queen Elizabeth
gave Shakespeare two weeks to write this play that showcases her favorite
comedic character, Sir John Falstaff.
The dissolute Falstaff plans to
seduce Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, two “Merry Wives of Windsor,” thereby
gaining access to their husbands’ wealth. The two women have the old rogue’s
measure, however, and Falstaff’s plots lead only to his own humiliation. But
the merry wives themselves fall prey to plotting as their plans to prevent
Mistress Page’s daughter Anne from marrying the young man she loves are
frustrated in their turn.
Dinsdale Landen is Falstaff. Sylvestra Le Touzel plays Mistress
Ford and Penny Downie is Mistress Page. Nicholas Woodeson is Ford, Phillip
Jackson is Page, and Clive Swift plays Justice Shallow. Download and start listening now!