Bard in the Yard: “The Merry Wives of Windsor”
July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on July 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm
One event on July 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm
The Bishops’ House presents “Bard in the Yard”:
Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by The Boise Bard Players
The Boise Bard Players return to The Bishops’ House this July with one of Shakespeare’s most hilarious comedies. Come along for the ride as these Merry Wives exact revenge on the bumbling old knight, Sir John Falstaff, after he sends them each the same love letter!
The Bishops’ House presents
Bard in the Yard:
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Performed by The Boise Bard Players
The Bishops’ House
2420 Old Penitentiary Rd.
Boise, ID 83712
Friday, July 22 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 24 @ 2:00 pm
Brought to you by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Of all Shakespeare’s comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor is the one that most resembles a modern sitcom.
It all begins with John Falstaff’s plan to woo both Mistress Page and Mistress Ford by sending them each the same letter professing his love. When the women discover they received the same letter, they begin plotting revenge on the knight.
Meanwhile, the jealous Ford believes his wife to be unfaithful and sets out on his own plot to catch her in the act. Under the guise of “Master Brook,” Ford gets close to Falstaff to get proof.
The Boise Bard Players is a mobile, minimalist non-profit theatre company based in Boise, ID making Shakespeare and other classics economically and emotionally accessible.
For more information on “The Merry Wives of Windsor” performances around the Treasure Valley, please visit http://www.boisebardplayers.
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