Shakespeare at Winedale

The Merry Wives of Windsor performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

Sun, August 3, 2014 | Winedale Theater Barn - Near Round Top, Texas

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Merry Wives of Windsor performed by the Shakespeare at Winedale Summer Class

This summer’s plays focus on love; from the first exciting days of courtship, to the trials of marriage, to devastating heartbreak, Shakespeare wrote about it all. Shakespeare at Winedale Director, James Loehlin says, “The Taming of the Shrew, an early play, presents a boisterous and energetic account of wooing as an all-out 'battle of the sexes'; The Merry Wives of Windsor takes a more mature perspective on middle-aged couples, asserting that 'Wives may be merry, and yet honest too'; and Troilus and Cressida, from Shakespeare's tragic period, is a shrewd and complex look at love in the context of war.”

Join us for the riotous comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Experience the raucous antics of a love-struck Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare's beloved fat knight, as he attempts to woo the housewives of Windsor. He gets more than he bargains for when he matches wits with Mistresses Page and Ford. Urban legend has it that Queen Elizabeth was so taken with the character of Falstaff  in Henry IV that she asked for a play to be written about “the fat knight in love.” Come see why everybody adores this big-bellied gentleman.

Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:30pm, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for general admission or $5 for students as well as UT faculty and staff, and may be ordered online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website.

Download the complete 2014 summer schedule.

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