Christopher Prentice is brilliantly funny playing it straight as Anne’s barely willing suitor Slender
A would-be seducer, a jealous husband and two resourceful housewives in a hilarious battle of wits and wiles.
Sir John Falstaff gets more than he bargained for when he simultaneously pursues two wealthy married women. Upon receiving identical copies of Falstaff’s love letter, the spirited Mistresses Ford and Page cook up a scheme of their own to teach the fat knight a lesson, with uproariously funny results.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Frank Galati
With Laura Condlln, Tom McCamus, Lucy Peacock, Tom Rooney, and Geraint Wyn Davies
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Christopher Prentice is brilliantly funny playing it straight as Anne’s barely willing suitor Slender; he has great command of the text and mastery of every malapropism…
…the lad being played charmingly if with almost too much restraint by Christopher Prentice
Malpropism-prone Slender gains most of our sympathy here thanks to a fantastically funny performance by Prentice … He mangles the English language masterfully; his anxious ambivalence about marriage – and everything else – is a treat.
one of the best performances of the night from Christopher Prentice as Master Slender. Prentice’s shaky anti-suitor stole every scene. Prentice is the textbook example of taking a small role and doing something big.
Christopher Prentice as the bumbling and hopelessly clueless Master Slender gives us genuine delight with his repertoire of facial contortions that punctuate each word he speaks.
Christopher Prentice and James Blendick are hilarious as the idiotic Master Slender and his long-suffering uncle, Justice Shallow.