There is also a sub-plot of Doctor Caius, a quick-tempered French doctor, and Slender, the stupid nephew of Justice Shallow, vying for the favours of the lovely young Anne Page, while she finds both of them abhorrent, caring instead for young Fenton.
Gutsy, colloquial and bustling with vivid characters, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a brilliantly constructed farce and the only comedy Shakespeare set in his native land. It is also the ancestor of English bourgeois comedy and gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom. The production made merry with the relationship between the life of middle-class Elizabethan England and the late medieval period in which the play is set.
Auditions: Saturday 3 December 2016 (with callbacks on the afternoon of Sunday 4 December), Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Wellington
Performances: 15– 25 March 2017
Auditions will be in large groups for approximately one and a half hours.
Times are: 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturday 3 December.
Auditionees may turn up for any of these times. There is no requirement to register for auditions. However, part of the audition will be reading from one or more extracts from the script, which will be available in advance.
If you are unable to attend auditions on 3 December, it may be possible to arrange another time – to do so contact Production Manager Joy Hellyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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