A quaint old tavern almost in the shadow of Windsor Castle, frequented by Falstaff and his associates, furnishes an admirable background for the introduction of the immortal Shakespeare comedy. Seated at the garden table and being served by Anna Page, conversation waxes warm and Falstaff quarrels with his friends, but not losing an opportunity to enter into a flirtation with the fair Anna and in his conceit gloats over his conquest. Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford become objects of his wistful eye; he confides his intentions to his companions and announces that he will write them both a letter declaring his admiration. Unfortunately Mr. Ford overhears the reading of the message to his wife. At this Juncture Mr. and Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford arrive and a cordial greeting ensues. Ford plainly shows his jealousy and is bent upon revenge. As the company retire to their respective places of abode, Falstaff dispatches his servant post haste to deliver the notes to the ladies, while Ford watches from ... Written by
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