The Merry Wives of Windsor
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance
Aug. 15, 2014
Shakespeare at Winedale Director James Loehlin calls The Merry Wives of Windsor “Shakespeare’s greatest situation comedy.” According to Loehlin, “Shakespeare creates a rich and funny cast of characters and puts them into a farcical plot, all with the confines of a very ordinary middle-class town.”
Join us for The Merry Wives of Windsor and 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. Falstaff 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.
Shakespeare at Winedale is a University of Texas program in which students study and perform Shakespeare at the Winedale Historical Complex near Round Top. Since its founding by English professor James Ayres in 1970, the program’s unique, hands-on approach has brought Shakespeare’s words to life for hundreds of students and thousands of audience members. University students from many disciplines and backgrounds work together for six weeks at Winedale, ending their summer with four weekends of performances in a converted nineteenth-century hay barn.
Austin, TX, 78712
TICKETS: $15 General Admission; $10 Student/UT ID Holders
Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2014 Summer Class will return to The University of Texas at Austin for their touring performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. There will be one performance only: on Friday, August 15th, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for student/UT ID holders and may be ordered online through the Shakespeare at Winedale website www.shakespeare-winedale.org or by calling (512) 471-4726.