The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Drama

Classical Shakespearean comedy about philandering knight Falstaff.

The historical SND building
28. 10. 2017 29. 10. 2017

Schedule of performances

Saturday 11. 1. 2020
19:00 h 22:00 h
In sales
Sunday 16. 2. 2020
19:00 h 22:00 h
In sales

Shakespeare is said to have wri t ten this comedy at the direct request of Queen Elisabeth, who wished to see the stout knight Falstaff, a minor character from Henry IV and Henry V, cast in the comical role of a befooled Don Juan.

In a comedy that weaves together several storylines, Sir John Falstaff rose from being minor to main character. This is cer tainly no ordinary career in the history of theatre. The lovable adventurer and tavern idler, who has lost favour with the King, comes up with an incredible plan – to cour t two honest townswomen of Windsor, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, at the same time, in order to seize the money of their fairly wealthy husbands. Besides overestimating his looks and underestimating his age, the vain Falstaff faces another slight problem – his plans are quickly discovered by both women, and even their husbands. The ladies want rightly to take revenge on Falstaff, and so – for appearance’s sake – both accept his offer. The womanising Falstaff falls into their trap over and over again, but in the last moment manages to escape the clutches of the jealous husband, who always only makes a fool of himself.

Running time: 3 hrs with one interval

Production Team

Translated by Ľubomír Feldek
Directed by Peter Mikulík
Dramaturgy Peter Kováč
Set design Jozef Ciller
Choreography Assistance Stanislava Vlčeková

Cast

Rytier John Falstaff Branislav Bystriansky
Robin, jeho páža Richard Labuda (as a guest) Šimon Dančiak (as a guest)
Bardolf, Falstaffov kumpán neskôr Výčapník Michal Noga (as a guest)
Nym, Falstaffov kumpán Adam Jančina (as a guest) Krištof Tobiáš (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Pistol, Falstaffov kumpán Marek Lupták (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Juraj Bača (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
George Page, mešťan Ján Gallovič
William, ich syn Samuel Kennedy (as a guest) Juraj Horský (as a guest)
Anne Pageová, ich dcéra Natália Germáni (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Viktória Petrášová (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)
Frank Ford, mešťan Jozef Vajda
Alice Fordová Gabriela Dzuríková
Pán farár Ewans, waleský pastor Ľuboš Kostelný
Dr. Cajus, francúzsky lekár Ján Koleník
Pani Quickly Zuzana Kocúriková
John Rugby Michal Kinik (as a guest) Matej Marušin (as a guest)
Hostinský Ivan Vojtek
Fenton, šľachtic Richard Autner
Richard Shallow František Kovár
Abraham Slender Daniel Fischer
Peter Simple Matej Babej (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)