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Merry Wives of Windsor Characters

Fenton

Master Fenton is a young, good-looking gentleman with a bit of a wild past who became very attracted to Anne Page when he discovered how rich her father is. 

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Francis Ford

Master Frank Ford is a middle-aged, middle-class gentleman of Windsor afflicted with an almost pathological case of jealousy. 

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George Page

Master George Page is a wealthy gentleman of Windsor, married to Mistress Margaret and father of Anne and William. 

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Sir Hugh Evans

Sir Hugh Evans is a Welsh parson and the schoolmaster of Windsor; he has not lost his very heavy accent either in English or in Latin, which is a source of much amusement to the others. 

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Doctor Caius

Doctor Caius is a French physician, a short-tempered, easily offended man who is wooing Anne Page and does not wish to see anyone else moving in on her.

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Host of the Garter Inn

Host of the Garter Inn is a rather merry innkeeper who is incapable of saying anything simply and likes showing off how many words he knows. 

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Bardolph

Bardolph is one of Falstaff’s followers; when the fat knight can no longer afford to keep his men, he finds Bardolph a job as bartender for the Host. 

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Pistol

Pistol is one of Falstaff’s followers, a swaggering man who loves the sound of his own voice and is incapable of speaking like a normal human being, instead grandiloquently talking like a hammy actor in a melodrama. 

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Peter Simple

Peter Simple is Slender’s servant, an obsequious fellow much impressed by his social betters who must put up with a lot from his foolish master.

John Rugby

John Rugby is Dr. Caius’s servant. He is deeply intimidated by his master.

Mistress Alice Ford

Mistress Alice Ford is a middle-aged lady of Windsor, married to Master Frank Ford. 

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Mistress Margaret Page

Mistress Margaret Page is a middle-aged lady of Windsor who is fond of her husband George, though she has rather different ideas about who should marry their daughter Anne. 

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Mistress Quickly

Mistress Quickly is Dr. Caius’s housekeeper, a foolish woman with a poor command of language, mixing up her English words and unable to identify Latin as a foreign language as opposed to dirty English. 

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Abraham Slender

Master Abraham Slender is Justice Shallow’s nephew, a rich and foolish man who wishes to marry Anne Page. 

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First Servant

The First Servant (John) works for the Fords, and removes the rather heavy laundry-basket containing Falstaff at his mistress’ order and dumps its contents in the ditch. 

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Second Servant

 

The Second Servant (Robert) works for the Fords, and removes the rather heavy laundry-basket containing Falstaff at his mistress’ order and dumps its contents in the ditch. 

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Children of Windsor

Children of Windsor [mute roles] are Evans’s students, whom he trains to play fairies in the final prank on Falstaff.

Postmaster’s Boy

The Postmaster’s Boy [mute role] is one of Evans’s students, who plays a fairy in the final prank on Falstaff. 

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Boy

 

A Boy [mute role] is one of Evans’s students, who plays a fairy in the final prank on Falstaff. 

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