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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Date: 16 - 18 February 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: New Fortune Theatre, The University of Western Australia
Bookings: $25 Standard, $15 Concession, Child or Student

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Two women.
Two respectable women.
Two respectable, married women.
Two respectable, married, mischievous and merry women.
One man.

One fat, old man.
One fat, old, down-on-his-luck man.
One fat, old, down-on-his-luck, mischievous and merry man.
BOOM!

With 2016 commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this new production by Melbourne’s Nothing But Roaring of Shakespeare’s funniest play of love and lies, fidelity and forgiveness, will transform the New Fortune Theatre into a chamber of laughter. The play features the corrupt and cowardly knight, Sir John Falstaff, who accompanied Prince Hal in Henry IV. In Falstaff’s latest escapades, he attempts to woo two wealthy married women. Rather than turn down the buffooning Falstaff, the ladies conspire to have a laugh (and a little vengance) at his expense.

Free Symposium

For advanced study of the play, a free symposium with international experts will be held at UWA on Wednesday 17 February 2016 from 10am to 4pm.

Contact: bob.white@uwa.edu.au

Image: Henry Fuseli: “Falstaff in the Washbasket”, 1792. Public domain.