Falstaff is a character in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Also appearing here is Mistress Quickly. He is also an important character in Henry IV, parts 1 and 2.Read more

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Why, then the world’s mine oyster Which I with sword will open (2.2) In The Merry Wives of Windsor, fat, disreputable Sir John Falstaff pursues two housewives, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, who outwit and humiliate him instead. Meanwhile, three suitors seek the hand of Anne Page, Mistress Page’s daughter. Falstaff hopes to seduce the wives so he can gain access to their husbands’ wealth. Ford learns of Falstaff’s approaches and is consumed by jealousy. In disguise, he befriends FalstaffRead more