Falstaff Libretto
English Translation

Characters:
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF (Baritone)
FORD, husband of Alice (Baritone)
FENTON (Tenor)
DR. CAJUS (Tenor)
BARDOLFO (Tenor) and PISTOLA (Bass), followers of Falstaff
MS. ALICE FORD (Soprano)
NANNETTA, daughter of Alice (Soprano)
MRS. QUICKLY (Mezzosoprano)
MRS. MEG PAGE (Mezzosoprano)
The OSTE of the Garter
ROBIN, page of Falstaff

CHOIR:
Borghesi and Popolani, Servants of Ford, Masquerade of elves, fairies, witches etc.

The story takes place in Windsor under the reign of Henry IV of England.



ACT ONE

PART ONE
The interior of the Osteria del Giarrettiera.
A table, a large high chair, a bench. On the table are the remains of a great dinner, several bottles and a glass. Inkwell, pens, paper, a lighted candle. A broom resting on the wall. Uscio in the bottom, door on the left. Falstaff is busy heating the two-letter wax to the candle flame, then sealing them with a ring. After having sealed them, turn off the light and start drinking comfortably on the high chair.

Falstaff, Dr.Cajus, Bardolfo, Pistola, the Oste in the background.

DR. CAIUS
entering from the door on the left and shouting menacing
Falstaff!

Falstaff
without falling into the voices of Dr. Cajus, call the approaching Host.
Hey there!

DR. CAIUS
stronger than before
Sir John Falstaff !!

BARDOLPH
to Dr.Cajus
Oh! who takes you?

DR. CAIUS
always shouting and approaching Falstaff, who does not pay attention to him
You beat my servants! ...

Falstaff
at the Oste, which comes out to execute the order
Host! another bottle of Xeres.

DR. CAIUS
like above
You've broken my mare bay,
Forced my house.

Falstaff
with phlegm
Here is my answer:
I did what you said.

DR. CAIUS
And then?

Falstaff
I did it on purpose.

DR. CAIUS
shouting
I will appeal to the Real Council.

Falstaff
Go with God.
Shut up or you'll make a mockery; this is my advice.

DR. CAIUS
repeating the outburst against Bardolfo
It's not over!

Falstaff
To the devil!

DR. CAIUS
Bardolph!

BARDOLPH
Ser Doctor.

DR. CAIUS
always with a threatening tone
You, ier, made me drink.

BARDOLPH
You feel the pulse of Dr.Cajus
Unfortunately! and what a pain! ...
I'm sick. Ask me about your prediction.
I have the intestine
Failure. Malanno to the hosts
What dan the lime to the wine!
putting the index on his huge and ruddy nose
See this meteor?

DR. CAIUS
I see her

BARDOLPH
It runs
So red every night.

DR. CAIUS
bursting
Prediction of gallows!
You made me ber, villain,
with him
pointing to Gun
narrating twigs;
Then, when I was well,
You've emptied your pockets.

BARDOLPH
with decoration
Not me.

DR. CAIUS
Who was?

Falstaff
calling
Gun!

GUN
advancing
Master.

Falstaff
always sitting on the high chair and phlegm
You have emptied
the pockets of that Messere?

DR. CAIUS
shooting against Pistol
Of course it was him. Watch.
How to deal with the niego
that liar's face!
emptying a pocket of the doublet
Here there were two shillings
of the kingdom of Edoardo
And you're half-crowns.
There is no sign left.

GUN
to Falstaff, dignifiedly brandishing the broom
Padron, I ask you to fight me
with this wooden weapon.
to Dr.Cajus with force
I deny you!

DR. CAIUS
Herdsman! you talk to a gentleman!

GUN
Gonzo!

DR. CAIUS
Beggar!

GUN
Beast!

DR. CAIUS
Can!

GUN
Vil!

DR. CAIUS
Scarecrow!

GUN
Gnome!

DR. CAIUS
Bud of mandrake!

GUN
Who?

DR. CAIUS
You.

GUN
Repeat!

DR. CAIUS
Yes.

GUN
throwing himself against Dr.Cajus
Saette !!!

Falstaff
at the mention of Falstaff, Gun stops
Hey there! Gun! Do not download here!
calling Bardolfo who approaches
Bardolph! Who has emptied his pockets
to that Messere?

DR. CAIUS
immediately
It was one of the two.

BARDOLPH
with serenity, pointing to Dr.Cajus
He drinks, then for great drink
He loses his five senses,
then tells you a story
What he dreamed of while
he slept under the table.

Falstaff
to Dr.Cajus
The hate? If you succeed,
of the ver you are sure.
The facts are denied. Go away in peace.

DR. CAIUS
I swear
What if I get drunk
still at the tavern
It will be among honest people,
sober, civil and pious.

Exit from the left door.

BARDOLPH and PISTOL
accompanying Dr.Cajus with a buffoon and chanting
Amen.

Falstaff
Stop the antiphon.
The screams in mishap.
Bardolfo and Pistola stop and approach Falstaff
Art stands in this maxim:
"Rubar gracefully and in time".
You are rude artists.
He begins to examine the account that the Oste has brought along with the bottle of Xeres
6 chickens: 6 shillings,
30 gargles of Xeres: 2 liras; 3 turkeys ...
to Bardolfo throwing his bag, and he reads slowly.
Run into my bag. - 2 pheasants
Anchovy.

BARDOLPH
he takes the coins out of the bag and counts them on the table
A mark, a mark, a penny.

Falstaff
He searches.

BARDOLPH
I rummaged.

Falstaff
He searches!

BARDOLPH
throwing the bag on the table
Here there is not a penny.

Falstaff
getting up
You are my destruction!
I spend ten guineas every seven days!
Beone!
I know if we go, at night,
of tavern in tavern,
That very burning nose
I need a lantern!
But that oil savings
you consume it in wine.
with phlegm
Thirty years of drinking
that purple mushroom!
Costs too much.
a Pistola, then all'Oste that will be left and exit
And you too. Host! another bottle.
still aimed at Bardolfo and Pistola
You torment my flesh!
If Falstaff gets thinner
It is no longer him, no one loves her anymore;
in this abdomen
There are a thousand languages
announcing my name!

GUN
acclaiming
Immense Falstaff!

BARDOLPH
like above
Huge Falstaff!

Falstaff
looking and touching the abdomen
This is my kingdom.
I will enlarge it.
But it is time to thinen the ingenuity.

BARDOLFO, GUN
Assottigliam.

All three in a group.

Falstaff
There is a known, here in the country
What's the name of Ford?

BARDOLPH
Yes.

GUN
Yes.

Falstaff
That man is a great bourgeois ...

GUN
More liberal than a Croesus.

BARDOLPH
He is a Lord!

Falstaff
His wife is beautiful.

GUN
And it holds the casket.

Falstaff
Is that! O love! Star look!
Swan neck! and the lip ?! A flower.
A laughing flower.
Alice is the name,
and one day he saw me as he passed by
In his neighborhood, he laughed.
I am amusing myself
In the heart. The Goddess vibrated beams of the ushering mirror.
strutting
On me, on me, on the bold side, on the great chest,
On the male pie, on the solid, strong, capable stem;
And her desir in her shines yes to my cousin
That seemed to say: "I am Sir John Falstaff".

BARDOLPH
Point.

Falstaff
continuing the word of Bardolfo
and at the end. Another one; and this in the name of Margherita

GUN
He called her Meg.

Falstaff
This is one of my merits.
And she too holds the keys to the casket. they
Saran my Mona Lisa and my Golden Coasts!
Watch. I'm still a nice summer
Of San Martino. To you, two burning letters.
Give Bardolfo one of the two letters that remained on the table
You bring this to Meg; let us try his virtue.
Bardolfo takes the letter
I can already see your nose burning with zeal.
a Gun, handing him the other letter
And you bring this to Alice.

GUN
refusing with dignity
I carry a sword at my side.
I am not a Messarus Pandarus.
I refuse.

Falstaff
with contemptuous calm
Saltimbanco.

BARDOLPH
advancing and throwing the letter on the table
Sir John, in this intrigue
I can not condescend you.
It forbids ...

Falstaff
interrupting
Who?

BARDOLPH
The Honor

Falstaff
seeing the page Robin coming in from the bottom
Hey! page!
then immediately to Bardolfo and Pistola
Go and impend yourself.
But no more to me.
to the page that will come out running with the letters
Two letters, take, for two ladies.
Delivery quickly, run, quick, go!
aimed at Pistola and Bardolfo
The Honor!
Thieves! You stay in your honor, you!
Cloache d'ignominia, when, not always, we
We can stay in ours. I myself, yes, me, me,
On the one hand I must ask God's fear
And, by necessity, clear the honor, use
Stratagems and misunderstandings,
Go away, tack.
And you, with your rags and your cake look
From cat-pardo and the fetid sghignazzi you have to escort
Your Honor! That honor?! what honor? what an honor! that chatters!
What a bay! - Can the honor fill your stomach?
No. Can the honor put a shin back on you? He can not.
Not a foot? No. Nor a finger? Nor a hair? No.
Honor is not a surgeon. What is it then? A word.
What's in this word? There is air flying.
Nice construct! Can the honor hear him who died?
No. Do you live alone with the living? ... Not even: why wrongly
The flattery swells, the pride corrupts him,
The ammonia calumnies; and for me I do not want it!
But, to return to you, scoundrels, I waited too long.
And I'll talk you out.
He picks up his broom and chases Bardolfo and Pistola, who dodge the blows running here and there and taking shelter behind the table
Hey there! Lesti! Lesti! at a gallop!
Galloping! The halter is very well there.
Thieves! Street! Out of here! Out of here! Out of here!

Bardolfo escapes from the door on the left. Gun from the back door, not without having shot himself a few grenades, and Falstaff pursues him.


SECOND PART
Garden. Ford's house on the left. Groups of trees in the center of the scene.

Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Mrs. Quickly, then Mr. Ford, Fenton, Dr.Cajus, Bardolfo, Pistola, Meg and Mrs Quickly from the right. They head towards Ford's house and in the door they come across Alice and Nannetta who are about to leave.

MEG
saluting
Alice.

ALICE
like above
Meg.

MEG
saluting
Nannetta.

ALICE
to Meg
I went out.
To laugh with you.
to Mrs Quickly
Good morning, comare.

QUICKLY
God give you joy.
caressing Nannetta's cheek
Pink botton!

ALICE
still in Meg
Get to a good point.
There is a fact to be transgressed.

MEG
Me too.

QUICKLY
who spoke with Nannetta, approaching with curiosity
That?

ANNE
approaching
What?

ALICE
to Meg
Tell your case.

MEG
Tell us yours.

ALICE
in a group
Promise
Not to chatter.

MEG
You think?!

QUICKLY
Oibò! Do you think so ?!

ALICE
So: if I acconciasonsi to enter neither 'rei
Dreams of the devil, I would be
Promoted to the rank of Cavalleressa!

MEG
Me too

ALICE
Raillery.

MEG
Look in your pocket, pull out a letter
No more words,
For here we waste the sunlight.
I have a letter.

ALICE
look in your pocket
Me too.

NANNETTA, QUICKLY
Oh!

ALICE
Read.
gives the letter to Meg

MEG
exchange your letter with that of Alice
Read.
reading Alice's letter
"Fulgida Alice! Amor t'offro ..."
… But how?!
What does he say?
Except the name
The sentence is the same.

ALICE
with his eyes on the letter he holds in his hand, he repeats Meg's letter
"Fulgida Meg, amor t'offro ..."

MEG
continuing Alice's letter on her sheet
"... love darling."

ALICE
Here "Meg", there "Alice"

MEG
It is such and such,
like above
"Do not ask why, but tell me ..."

ALICE
like above
"... I love you"
Although I did not offer him cagion.

MEG
Our case is strange.

all in a group on the letters, comparing them and handling them with curiosity

QUICKLY
Let's look at it with phlegm.

MEG
The same verses.

ALICE
The same ink.

QUICKLY
The same hand.

ANNE
The same emblem.

ALICE, MEG
reading together each one on his own letter
"You are the gay comare, the comparative gay
"It's me, and between us we do the pair."

ALICE
Already

ANNE
He, she, you.

QUICKLY
A couple in three.

ALICE
"Let's pair in a laughing love"
all with the nose on the letters
"of beautiful woman and of man ..."

ALL
"... flashy ..."

ALICE
"But your face will shine on me
Like a sister on immensity "

ALL
laughing
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

ALICE
continue and finish
"Answer your squire
John Falstaff Knight ".

QUICKLY
Monster!

ALICE
Dobbiam gabbarlo.

ANNE
And make it noise.

ALICE
And put it in a juggler.

ANNE
Oh! Oh! what a joke!

QUICKLY
What a joy!

MEG
What a revenge!

ALICE
turning now to one, now to the other, all in a group, chirping
That wine, that vat!
That king of the bellies,
There is still the chatter
Of the beautiful vagheggino.
And the oil drips
From a greasy fat
And still and it snocci
The verse and the bickering!
Let me leave them ready
His talks are drafty;
It will be like pipes
Which descend from the mountain.
You'll see that if you duped him
That big compar,
More quick than a guindolo
I turn it around.

QUICKLY
to Alice
That man is a cannon!
If it bursts, it passes us off.
He, if he hugs her,
You crush Giunone.
But of course it is pulped.
That monster at your mention
And he runs to the trap
And he loses his mind.
Power of a fragile
Smile of woman!
Ski of an agile
Skirt movement!
If the mistletoe impregulates it
We will hear it strillar,
And then his fregola
We'll see flares.

ANNE
to Alice
If you order a prank,
I too am my part.
It is better to conduct it
In hindsight, with art.
The ambush is slippery
Convenit that he does not discern;
He already took a firefly
For a lantern.
Let the game succeed
Therefore I do not doubt;
Then catch it immediately.
We need to offer the bait
And if the scillinguagnoli
We will know how to adoprar,
We will see in rivulets
That sweat orc.

QUICKLY
now to Alice, now to Nannetta, now to Meg
A stormy storm
He threw himself on the sand
Windsor's name
Voracious whale.
But here it has no space
To be more serious;
They already made it painful
Your three languages.
Three more cheerful languages
Of a tril of castanets,
What more spargon chat
Of six cingallegre.
This is always called off
That beautiful chirp.
Thus the ilari are soglion
Comari ciarlar.

shall go forth

Mr Ford, Dr.Cajus, Fenton, Bardolfo, Pistola enter from the right, while the women come out from the left. Ford in the center, Gun at his side, Bardolfo at his left side, Fenton and Dr. Cajus behind Ford. Everyone in the group talking to Ford in a low voice and grumbling.

DR. CAIUS
to Ford
He's a thug, a crafty man, a thief,
A villain, a Turk, a vandal;
The high day sent a mess
My home was a scandal.
If a process today the invention
He will fight his robberies,
But its most worthy end
Let's go in the devil's man.
And those two that you have next
People are son of his tribe,
They are not two shins of a saint
Nor are they flowers of virtue.

BARDOLPH
to Ford
Falstaff, yes again, I swear,
(For my mouth the sky lights up)
Against you John Falstaff rumbles
A very impure project.
Son uom d'arme and that infamous
No longer do I impale you;
I would not, no, get out of the way
Of honor for a kingdom!
Messer Ford, the man warned
It is only half that.
It's up to you to order the ambush
That the ambush will turn out.

FORD
by itself, then to others
A buzzing of wasps and greedy
Calabron grumbling,
A rombar of pregnant nembi
Hurricanes is what I feel.
The cerebro an ebro hallucine
Disruption of fear
What around me is whipped,
It is a whisper of conspiracy.
Speak four and one listen;
Which one will I listen to?
If you spoke one at a time
Perhaps I will understand it

GUN
to Ford
Sir John Falstaff already prepares you,
Messer Ford, a great danger.
It already hangs over your head
Something perpendicular.
Messer Ford, I was already a warlord
Of that man with a wide skin;
Now I regret and die
For health reasons.
The threat is now discovered,
Or the ciurmador is known.
Stay alert, alert, alert!
Here is the honor.

FENTON
to Ford
If you want, I do not perish
To reduce it to reason
Colli brusche or good glues,
And pay it to par of merit.
It gives me the heart and tickles me
(And it will be a gay carousel)
That sfbraar
Hyperbolic-apoplectic.
With the advice or with the sword
If I find it on your own,
Or he goes his way
Or I'll give it to Beelzebub.

FORD
a pistol
Repeat.

GUN
to Ford
In two words:
The huge Falstaff wants
Enter your roof,
To catch your wife,
Break the cash box
and shake your bed.

DR. CAIUS
Wow!

FORD
How much trouble!

BARDOLPH
to Ford
He already wrote her a note ...

GUN
interrupting
But that abject message I rejected.

BARDOLPH
I refused.

GUN
Look out for you!

BARDOLPH
Take heed!

GUN
Falstaff looks at them all,
Whether they are beautiful or ugly,
Maid or married.

BARDOLPH
The crown that adorns
D'Atteòn the irate hair
On you already check.

FORD
What would it be?

BARDOLPH
The horns.

FORD
Bad word!

DR. CAIUS
The Knight has voracious wishes.

FORD
I will supervise his wife.
I will guard the messere.

the four women return from the left

Save my goods
From the appetites of others.

FENTON
seeing Nannetta
(And she)

ANNE
seeing Fenton
(And he)

FORD
seeing Alice
(And she)

ALICE
seeing Ford
(And he)

ANNE
Trouble!

ALICE
Let's dodge his steps.

MEG
Is Ford jealous?

ALICE
Assai.

QUICKLY
Shut up

ALICE
We look after us.

Alice, Meg and Quickly come out from the left. It remains Nannetta. Ford, Dr.Cajus, Bardolfo and Pistola come out from the right. Resta Fenton

FENTON
in the bushes, towards Nannetta, in a low voice
Pst, pst, Nannetta.

ANNE
putting the index finger to the lip for a gesture of silence
Sss.

FENTON
Come here ...

ANNE
looking around carefully
Shut up. What do you want?

FENTON
Two kisses.

ANNE
Quickly.

FENTON
Quickly.

They drink quickly.

ANNE
Fire lips!

FENTON
Flower lips! ...

ANNE
What a vague game
They know love.

FENTON
What spargon ciarle,
Which show pearls,
Belle to see them,
Sweet to kiss them!
try to hug her
Lively lips!

ANNE
defending himself and looking around
Malandrine man!

FENTON
Killer eyelashes!
Pupils ladre!
We love you!
He does it to kiss her again.

ANNE
Imprudent, no.

FENTON
Yes ... two kisses.

ANNE
it is released
That's enough.

FENTON
I like you a lot!

ANNE
People come.

they move away from each other, while women return

FENTON
singing away
"Kissed mouth does not lose fortune"

ANNE
continuing the song of Fenton, approaching the other women
"On the contrary it renews how the moon does"

Fenton is hiding behind the trees in the background.

ALICE
Falstaff teased me.

MEG
It deserves a great punishment.

ALICE
If I wrote you a line? ...

ANNE
joining the group with ease
Better an embassy.

ALICE
Yes.

QUICKLY
Yes.

ALICE
in Quickly
From that brigand
You'll go. I'll stick to the offer
Of a gallant retention
With me.

QUICKLY
This is gaglioffa!

ANNE
What a nice joke!

ALICE
First, to attract it to us,
We flatter it, and then
We sing them in rhyme.

QUICKLY
It does not deserve respect.

ALICE
It's an ox.

MEG
He is a man without faith.

ALICE
It is a mountain of lard.

MEG
It does not deserve mercy.

ALICE
It is a ghiotton that scialacqua
All his having in the cook.

ANNE
I will dive into the water.

ALICE
We will roast it to the fire.

ANNE
What a joy!

ALICE
What a joy!

MEG
in Quickly
Procaccia to do well
Your part.

QUICKLY
noticing that Fenton wanders at the bottom
Who comes?

MEG
There is someone who spies.

Alice, Meg, Quickly come out quickly from the right. Nannetta remains, Fenton returns to her side

FENTON
I'm back to the assault.

ANNE
how to challenge him
I'm going back to the race. Strike him!

FENTON
Para!

He rushes to kiss her. Nannetta repairs her face with a hand that Fenton kisses and binds; but Nannetta throws her as high as she can and Fenton tries in vain to reach her with his lips

ANNE
The aim is at the top.
Love is an agile
Torneo, his court
He wants the most fragile
Win the strongest.

FENTON
I get up and look at you.
I'm waiting at the gate.

ANNE
The lip is the bow.

FENTON
And the kiss is the dart
Bada! the arrow
Fatal already pops up
From my mouth
On your braid.

He kisses her braid

ANNE
knotting his neck with the braid, while he kisses her
Here you are.

FENTON
I ask for life!

ANNE
I am wounded,
But you are won.

FENTON
Have mercy! Let's make
Peace and then ...

ANNE
And then?

FENTON
If you want, let's start again.

ANNE
Bello is that game
That lasts a little. That's enough.

FENTON
My love!

ANNE
People come. Goodbye!

flees from the right.

FENTON
moving away singing
"Kissed mouth does not lose ventura".

ANNE
from inside answering
"On the contrary it renews how the moon does"

They come from the Ford fund, Dr.Cajus, Bardolfo, Pistola. Fenton then joins the group.

BARDOLPH
to Ford
You will hear how much he shows off
Magniloquence alters.

FORD
You said he was staying
Where is it?

GUN
At the Garter.

FORD
You will announce to me,
But with a false name;
Then you will see how
I take it in the net.
But ... not a word.

BARDOLPH
I am not intoxicated in chatter.
My name is Bardolfo.

GUN
My name is Pistola.

FORD
We agree.

BARDOLPH
The arcane custodirem.

GUN
Son deaf and dumb.

FORD
We all agree.

BARDOLFO, GUN
Yup.

FORD
Give me your hand.

Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Quickly advance in the background.

DR. CAIUS
to Ford
Of your diagnostic barbarian
Perhaps evil is very barbarous.
You try to try it
Molestissima of the ver.
So it starts with the tasty flavor
Of juniper and rhubarb;
Wellness renews
The bitter cup.

GUN
to Ford
You must fill the cup with it,
Stretch stroke, questioning it,
To try if you succeed
To find the knot in the knot.
As for the water inclines the willow.
So to the vin that Cavalier.
You will find out his affair,
You will discover his thoughts.

FORD
a pistol
You will see if it works well
My art with that infamous.
And it will be the price of the work
I discuss his plots.
If I make the ridiculous from me
Not sweaty avrem invan.
If I save myself from danger,
The angue bites the cerretan.

BARDOLPH
to Ford
Messer Ford, an injury
Marital in you is incorporated;
If you are not smart and cautious
That sir John will betray you.
That plump full moon
That the color of the wine is purple
He would find a good meal
In your ingenuity.

FENTON
to himself
Here a group of men mumbles,
There is a malia in the air.
There's a bunch of women in there,
A wind agitator is blowing.
But she who in my heart names me,
Sweet love, it wants to be mine!
We will be like two gemini
Stars united in an ardor.

ALICE
to Meg
You'll see that if you duped him
That big compar.
More quick than a guindolo
I turn it around

MEG
to Alice
If the viscio impregulates it
We will hear it strillar,
And then his fregola
We'll see flares.

ANNE
to Alice
And if the scilinguagnoli
We will know how to adoprar,
We will see in rivulets
That sweat orc

QUICKLY
This is always called off
That beautiful chirp;
Thus the ilari are soglion
Comari ciarlar.

Ford, Dr.Cajus, Fenton, Bardolfo, Pistola come out.

ALICE
Here you no longer wander ...

ANNE
in Quickly
You run to your office.

ALICE
I want him to me
D'amor like a cat.
in Quickly
It is understood.

QUICKLY
Yup.

ANNE
It is called.

ALICE
Tomorrow.

QUICKLY
Yes, yes.

ALICE
Good morning, Meg.

QUICKLY
Nannetta, good day.

ANNE
Goodbye.

MEG
Good morning.

ALICE
still holding the others
You'll see that epa
Terrible and pompous
It swells.

ALICE, NANNETTA
It swells.

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY, NANNETTA
It swells and then crack.

ALICE
"But my face on him will shine ..."

ALL
"Like a star on immensity"

They take a leave and go away laughing.


SECOND ACT

PART ONE
The interior of the Osteria della Giarrettiera, as in the first act.

Falstaff always lying in his big high chair at his usual place drinking his Xeres. Bardolfo and Pistola towards the bottom next to the left door. Then Mrs.Quickly.

BARDOLFO, GUN
singing together and beating his chest in the act of repentance
We are repentant and contrite.

Falstaff
turning just towards Bardolfo and Pistola
Man returns to vice,
The cat with lard ...

BARDOLFO, GUN
And we return to your service.

BARDOLPH
in Falstaff
Padron, there is a woman
that in your presence
He asks to be admitted.

Falstaff
S'inoltri.

Bardolfo leaves from the left and returns immediately accompanying Mrs.Quickly

QUICKLY
bowing deeply to Falstaff who is still seated
Reverence!

Falstaff
Good morning, good woman.

QUICKLY
If your grace wants,
approaching with great respect and caution
I would like, secretly,
tell you four words.

Falstaff
The hearing agreement.
to Bardolfo and Pistola, remained in the background to spy
Escite.

they come out from the left making mockery

QUICKLY
making another bow and approaching more than before
Reverence! Madonna
in a low voice
Alice Ford ...

Falstaff
getting up and approaching Quickly thoughtful
Ebben?

QUICKLY
Alas! Poor woman!
You are a great seducer!

Falstaff
immediately
I know. Keep it going.

QUICKLY
Alice
He is in great turmoil
of love for you; he tells you
What was your letter,
who thanks you and that
Her husband always comes out
from two to three.

Falstaff
From two to three.

QUICKLY
Your Grace at that time
He will be able to freely climb where he lives
The beautiful Alice! Poor woman!
his anguishes
They are cruel! He has a jealous husband!

Falstaff
mulling over Quickly's words
From two to three
in Quickly
You will tell her that impatient appearance
That hour. I will not fail to my duty.

QUICKLY
Well said. But there is another embassy
for your grace.

Falstaff
Speaks.

QUICKLY
The beautiful Meg (an angel
who falls in love looking at her)
She also greets you
very lovingly;
He says his husband
It is very rarely absent.
Poor woman!
a lily of candor and fe '!
You bewitch them all.

Falstaff
Sorcery is not there,
But somehow my charm
personal! ... Tell me: the other
Do you know about this other one?

QUICKLY
Oibò! The woman is born cunning.
Do not be afraid.

Falstaff
looking in his bag
I will reward you ...

QUICKLY
Who sows thanks, collects love.

Falstaff
extracting a coin and handing it to Quickly
Take, Mercury-femine.
dismissing her with the gesture
Say hello to your ladies.

QUICKLY
I bow

Goes out

Falstaff only, then Bardolfo, then Ms Ford, then Pistola.

Falstaff
Alice is mine!
Go, old John, go, go your way.
This old meat of yours still squeezes
Some sweetness to you.
All the women mutine together
They damn for me!
Good body of Sir John,
I have nourished and satisfied,
Go, thank you.

BARDOLPH
entering from the left
Padron, there's a certain thing from there
Messer Mastro Fontana
He yearns to know you;
offers a carboy
Of Cyprus for the dry
of your lordship.

Falstaff
Is his name Fontana?

BARDOLPH
Yup.

Falstaff
Well received both
The fountain that spreads
A similar liqueur!
Come in.
Bardolfo leaves
Go, old John, on your way.

Ford disguised enters from the left, preceded by Bardolfo who stops at the door and bows to his passage and followed by Pistola, who holds a carboy that lays on the table. Pistol and Bardolfo remain at the bottom. Ford holds a bag in his hand.

FORD
moving forward after a big bow to Falstaff
Lord, let us have heaven!

Falstaff
returning the greeting
Help yourself, sir.

FORD
always complimentary
I am,
Davver, very indiscreet,
and I ask you for forgiveness
If, without ceremonies,
here I come and naive
More long preambles.

Falstaff
You are welcome.

FORD
You see a man in me
that has a great abundance
Of the comforts of life;
a man who spends and spreads
As more talents
just to pass by mattana.
My name is Fontana!

Falstaff
going to shake his hand with great cordiality
Dear Mr. Fontana!
I want to do with you
More extensive knowledge.

FORD
Dear Sir John,
I wish to speak to you in confidence.

BARDOLPH
whispered to the gun in the background, spying
Careful!

GUN
undertone to Bardolfo
Shut up!

BARDOLPH
Look! I bet! He goes straight
In the pit.

GUN
Ford traps him ...

BARDOLPH
Shut up!

Falstaff
to Bardolfo and Pistola, who come out at the sign of Falstaff
What are you doing there?
to Ford, with whom he remained alone
I can hear you.

FORD
Sir John, it inspires me to burn
A well-known popolar proverb:
they say
That gold opens every door,
that gold is a talisman,
that gold wins everything.

Falstaff
Gold is a good captain
What a march ahead.

FORD
moving towards the table
Well. I have a lot of coins
Here, which weighs heavily on me.
Sir John, if you want
Help me to bring it ...

Falstaff
he takes the bag and lays it on the table
With great pleasure ... I do not know,
Davver, for what I deserve, Messer.

FORD
I'll tell you.
There is in Windsor, a lady,
beautiful and graceful.
Her name is Alice;
He is the wife of a certain Ford.

Falstaff
I can hear you.

FORD
I love her and she does not love me;
I write it, it does not answer;
I look at her, she does not look at me;
I look for it and hide it.
For you, you wasted treasures,
gittai gifts on gifts,
I devise, plotting,
the vol of occasions.
Alas! everything was in vain!
I stood on the stairs,
Negletto, dry mouth,
singing a madrigal.

Falstaff
singing jokingly
"Love, love that never gives us truce"
"until life runs away"
"It's like the shadow ..."

FORD
"there are those who flee ..."

Falstaff
"... chases ,,,"

FORD
"And who pursues him ..."

Falstaff
"... he flees"

FORD
And this madrigal
I learned it at the price of the day.

Falstaff
This is the fatal destiny
of the miserable amator.
Did it never give you flattery?

FORD
No.

Falstaff
But infin, why do you open to me?

FORD
I'll tell you:
You are a gentleman
brave, witty, fruitful,
You are a man of war,
you are a man of the world ...

Falstaff
with gento of humility
Oh!...

FORD
I do not adulate you, and that's a lot of coins
Spendetele! Spendetele!
yes, spend and spread
All my heritage!
Be rich and happy!
But, in exchange,
I ask that you conquer Alice!

Falstaff
Strange injunction!

FORD
Let me explain: that cruel beauty
It is always lived
in great faith of chastity.
His virtue is troublesome
my eyes were snuffling:
The beautiful impregnable dicea:
"Woe if you touch me"
But if you take it,
then, I can also hope:
A foul is born foul and then ...
What do you think?

Falstaff
First of all, without compliments,
Sir,
I accept the bag.
And then (faith the knight,
Give me your hand!)
I will make your cravings greedy.
holding his hand tightly to Ford
You, Ford's wife will own.

FORD
Thank you!!

Falstaff
I already very much healed;
(there is no reason that I keep silent
With you) in half an hour
it will be in my arms.

FORD
Who?…

Falstaff
Alice. She sent a ...
confidant
To tell me that tanghero
of her husband is absent
From two to three.

FORD
Do you know him?

Falstaff
The devil
If you take him to hell
with Menelaus his avolo!
You will see! I'll net it!
if you freak me
I shot him a pinwheel
of beatings on the horns!
That Messer Ford is an ox!
An ox! I'll tell you,
You will see! But it's late. Wait for me here.
I'm going to be nice.

Get the coin bag and get out of the bottom.

Mr Ford alone, then Falstaff.

FORD
Is it dream or reality? ... Two huge branches
Crescon on my head.
Is a dream? Master Ford!
Master Ford! Are you asleep?
Wake up! On! It awakens you!
Your wife sins
and puts up badly
Your honor, your home and your bed!
The hour is fixed, the deception is plotted;
You're fooled and cheated! ...
And then they will say
That a jealous husband is a fool!
Already behind me names of infamous coin
Fischian passing;
the mockery murmurs.
O marriage, hell!
Woman: Demon!
The suckers have faith in their wife!
I would trust
My beer to a German,
All my desco
To a Dutch walnut,
My bottle of brandy
to a Turk,
Not my wife to herself.
Or laida fate!
That ugly word in my heart comes back to me:
The horns! Ox! Capron! purred cakes!
Ah! the horns! the horns!
But you will not escape me! no! dirty, guilty,
Damned epicure!
First I'll match them
And then I take it. I burst!
I will avenge the affront!
Praised always be
In the depths of my heart, jealousy.

Falstaff
coming back from the back door. He has a new doublet, hat and stick
Here I am. I'm ready.
Do you accompany me suddenly?

FORD
I put you on the way.

They start: when they reach the threshold they make compliments to give way to the presedency of the pass.

Falstaff
You first.

FORD
You first.

Falstaff
No, I'm in my house.
withdrawing a little
Pass.

FORD
retreating
You are welcome...

Falstaff
It's late. The appointment presses.

FORD
Do not make compliments ...

Falstaff
Ebben; let's go together.

He takes Ford's arm under his and goes out arm in arm.


SECOND PART
A room in the Ford house. Large window in the bottom. Door to the right, door to the left and another door to the right corner in the bottom that goes out on the staircase. Another staircase in the corner of the bottom on the left. From the large open window you can see the garden. A closed screen is resting on the left wall, next to a large fireplace. Wardrobe leaning against the right wall. Along the walls, a high chair and some chairs. On the high chair, a lute. On the table, some flowers.

Alice, Meg, then Quickly from the right door laughing. Then Nannetta.

ALICE
We will present a bill, for a fee
At the parliament, on fat people.

QUICKLY
entering)
Wives!

ALICE
running with Meg towards Quickly, while Nannetta, who also entered, remains sad on the sidelines
Ebben?

MEG
What's up?

QUICKLY
He will be defeated!

ALICE
Brava!

QUICKLY
We'll have a party soon!

ALICE, MEG
Well!

QUICKLY
He plunged into the snare headfirst.

ALICE
Tell me everything, fast.

MEG
Lesta.

ALICE
Lesta.

QUICKLY
Arrived at the Albergo della Giarrettiera
I ask to be admitted to the presence
Del Cavalier, secret messenger.
Sir John agrees to grant me an audience,
He welcomes me in pompous pose:
"Good morning, good woman"
"Reverence"
He bowed to me
very obsequiously,
then I move on to good news.
Infin, to make it brisk,
He believes both lovers in love.
Of his beauties.
to Alice
And you will see it soon to your friends.

ALICE
When?

QUICKLY
Today, here, from two to three.

MEG
From two to three.

ALICE
looking at the oriolus
It's already two o'clock.
rushing to the bottom of the door and calling
Hey there! Ned Will!
in Quickly
I have already prepared everything.
Go back to screaming from the door to the outside
Bring the laundry basket here.

QUICKLY
It will be a gay affair!

ALICE
Nannetta, and you do not laugh? What's wrong?
approaching Nannetta and caressing it
You cry? What's wrong?
Tell your mother.

ANNE
sobbing
My father …

ALICE
Ebben?

ANNE
My father …

ALICE
Ebben?

ANNE
My father …
bursting into tears
He wants me to marry Dr.Cajo !!

ALICE
To that pedant ?!

QUICKLY
Oibò!

MEG
To that gonzo!

ALICE
To that grullo!

ANNE
To that great-grandfather!

ALICE
No! No!

MEG, QUICKLY
No! No!

ALL
No! No!

ANNE
Pretty stoned alive ..

ALICE
From a grapevine of cabbage torsos.

QUICKLY
Well said!

MEG
Brava!

ALICE
Do not fear.

ANNE
jumping with joy
Hooray!
With Doctor Cajo I will not marry!

Meanwhile two servants enter carrying a basket full of linen.

ALICE
to the servants
Put it there. Then, when I call,
You will empty the basket in the moat.

ANNE
Bum!

ALICE
to Nannetta, then to the servants who come out
Shut up. - Go.

ANNE
What a bombing!

ALICE
Let's prepare the scene
he runs to take a chair and puts it at the table
Here a chair.

ANNE
he runs to catch the lute and puts it on the table
Here my lute.

ALICE
Let's open the screen.
Nannetta and Meg run to take the screen, open it after placing it between the basket and the fireplace
Bravissimo! So.Overer still open.
Comedy starts shortly.
Gaie wives of Windsor! it's time!
Time to raise the soundtrack!
The high laugh that breaks out, that jokes,
Which sparkles, armed
Darts and lash!
Gaie Comari, festive brigade!
On the happy face
Smile the smile,
Shine of rice - the acute fulgor!
Incendiary flame
Of joy in the air,
Of joy in the heart.
to Meg
To us! You part
You will do it.

MEG
to Alice
You run your risk
With the big compar.

QUICKLY
I'm on the lookout.

ALICE
in Quickly
If you fail, I'll whistle.

ANNE
I stay on the sidelines
On the door to spy.

ALICE
And we will show the man that happiness
Honest women all honesty entails.
Among the females that is the most rena
What is cat-like.

QUICKLY
that will have gone to the window
There he is! And he!

ALICE
Where is it?

QUICKLY
Not far away.

ANNE
Soon.

QUICKLY
A salir s'avvia.

ALICE
first Nannetta indicates the door on the left: then to Meg indicating the door on the right
You from here. You there!

ANNE
comes out running from the left
In place!

MEG
exit running from right with Quickly
In place!

Alice alone. Then Falstaff. Then Quickly. Then Meg.

Alice will be sitting next to the table, she will have taken the lute by touching some agreement

Falstaff
he enters with vivacity: seeing her play, he starts to sing
"Alfin I caught you,"
"Radiant Fior,"
"I caught you!"
takes Alice for the bust. Alice will have ceased to play and will have risen
And now I can die happy.
I will have lived a lot
After this hour of blessed love.

ALICE
Or sweet Sir John!

Falstaff
My beautiful Alice!
I can not make the swooning,
Neither to flatter, nor to use a flowery phrase,
But I will soon say a guilty thought of mine.

ALICE
Meaning?

Falstaff
That is:
I wish Mastro Ford
Switch to a better life ...

ALICE
Why?

Falstaff
Why? Do you ask?
You would be my Lady
And Falstaff your Lord!

ALICE
Poor Lady inver!

Falstaff
Worthy of a King.
I imagine you wearing my coat of arms,
Show between gem and gem
The pump of your sen.
In the fiery and mobile rai of the rai
Dell'Adamante,
With the picciol pie'nel noble
Circle of a guardian
You will shine!
More bright than a broad rainbow.

ALICE
Every most beautiful jewel damages me and disdain
The fake idol d'or.
I need only a vel tied in the cross, a frieze
A flower is on the waist and on the head.

you put a flower in your hair

Falstaff
to hug her
Siren!

ALICE
taking a step back
Adulator!

Falstaff
Only we are
And we do not fear ambush.

ALICE
Ebben?

Falstaff
I love you!

ALICE
moving away a little
You are in sin!

Falstaff
bringing it closer
Always love the occasion guesses.

ALICE
Sir John!

Falstaff
Those who follow vocation do not sin.
We love you! and it's not my fault ...

ALICE
interrupting
If you have so much vulnerabil pulp ...

Falstaff
When I was a page
Of the Duke of Norfolk I was thin,
I was a mirage
Vague, light, kind, kind.
That was the time
Of my green April,
That was the time
Of my happy May,
I was so thin, flexible and slender
That I would have flicked through a ring.

ALICE
You hide me.
I fear your deception.
I'm afraid you love ...

Falstaff
Who?

ALICE
Meg.

Falstaff
She? His face is in exaggeration.

ALICE
Do not betray me, John ...

Falstaff
It's a thousand years
Having you in your arms.
chasing her and trying to hug her
I love you ...

ALICE
defending
For charity …

Falstaff
he takes her through the bust
Come!

QUICKLY
from the antisala shouting
Mrs. Alice!

Falstaff
abandons Alice and remains troubled
Who is there?

QUICKLY
entering and pretending agitation
Mrs. Alice!

ALICE
Who is there?

QUICKLY
quickly interrupted by the heat
My lady!
There's Mistress Meg and she wants to talk to you,
Puffs ... screeching, snuffling ...

Falstaff
At the sink!

QUICKLY
And it wants to pass and I can hardly hold it back.

Falstaff
Where do I get up?

ALICE
Behind the screen.

Falstaff retreats behind the screen. When Falstaff is hidden, Quickly gestures to Meg behind the door on the right: Meg enters pretending to be very agitated. Quickly returns to come out.

MEG
Alice! what a fright!
What a noise! What a discord!
Do not waste a moment.
Flee! ...

ALICE
Mercy! what happened?

MEG
Your spouse
He is shouting "I will make a man!"
He says …

ALICE
soon in a low voice
(Speak louder).

MEG
Who wants to slaughter a man!

ALICE
like above
(Do not laugh)

MEG
He ran
Invaded by tremendous
Furor! Cursing
All the daughters of Eva!

ALICE
Mercy!

MEG
He says that your ganzo hid you;
He wants it at any cost
Discover ...

QUICKLY
coming back scared and shouting more than before
Mrs. Alice!
Vien Mastro Ford! Save yourselves!
It's like a storm!
Strepita, thunders, fulminas,
You punch yourself in the head,
Bursts into threats and screams ...

ALICE
approaching Quickly in a low voice and a little alarmed
(Dassenno or a joke?)

QUICKLY
still loud
Dassenno. He bypasses
The hedges of the garden ...
A large crowd follows him
Of people ... it's already close ...
While I talk to you and the valca
The entrance ...

FORD
inside screaming
Malandrino !!!

Falstaff
Stunned he will have already taken a step to escape from the screen, but hearing the voice of the man returns to regret
The devil rides
On the bow of a violin !!

Alice, with a very rapid move, closes it in the screen, so that she is no longer seen,

Alice, Meg, Quickly, Mr Ford, then immediately Dr.Cajus, then Fenton, then Bardolfo and Pistola, then Nannetta, Falstaff always hidden in the screen.

FORD
from the bottom shouting face to those who follow him
Close the doors! Barring the stairs!
Follow me hunting!
We find the cignale!
Dr. Cajus and Fenton enter
Run on the board, on the axis.
in Fenton
You rummage
In the Andites.

BARDOLFO, GUN
they burst into the hall shouting, while Fenton runs to the left
Hunting!

FORD
in Bardolfo and Pistola, indicating the room on the right
Vent your escape!
Look in there!

Bardolfo and Pistola rush into the chamber with raised sticks.

ALICE
facing Ford
Are you foolish?
What are you doing?

FORD
sees the basket
Who's inside that basket?

ALICE
Laundry.

FORD
Wash me !! rea wife!
delivering a bunch of keys to Dr.Cajus, who will come out running from the left door
You, take the keys,
Rumble the crates, go.
turning again to Alice
Well you wash me!
kick the basket
To the devil the rags!
shouting towards the bottom
Snap the door out
Of the park!
he furiously extracts the laundry from the basket, rummaging and looking inside, and spreading the clothes on the floor
Shirts ... skirts ... - Or you slip away,
Rascal! - Tea towels! Street! Street! Headphones
broken! - You shell. - Bed sheets …
night caps ... - There is ...
overturn the basket

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY
looking at the scattered clothes
What a hurricane !!

FORD
running and shouting, from the door on the left
We're looking under the bed.
In the oven, in the well, in the bathroom,
on the roof, in the cellar ...

ALICE
It is rash!

QUICKLY
Cogliam time.

ALICE
We find how he goes out.

MEG
In the panier.

ALICE
No, in there
it has nothing to do with it, it's too big.

Falstaff
stunned, he hears Alice's words, comes out and runs to the basket
Let 's see; yes, I have to do it, I have to do it.

ALICE
I run to call the servants.
goes out

MEG
in Falstaff, pretending surprise
Sir John! You here? You?

Falstaff
entering the basket
I love you
I love you alone ... save me! Save me!

QUICKLY
in Falstaff, picking up the clothes
Hurry!

MEG
Lesto!

Falstaff
squatting with great effort into the basket
Ouch! ... ouch! ... I'm here ... Cover me ...

QUICKLY
to Meg
Soon! fill the basket.

Between the two of them, in a hurry, they throw the linen back into the basket.

Meg and Quickly wait to hide Falstaff under the linen, while Nannetta and Fenton enter from the left.

ANNE
in a low voice, with caution to Fenton
Come here.

FENTON
What a noise!

ANNE
moving to the screen: Fenton follows her
How many shouts!
Follow my pace.

FENTON
Crazy house!

ANNE
Here everyone raves
With various error.
They are crazy about wrath ...

FENTON
And we love.

ANNE
He takes him by the hand, leads him behind the screen and hide there
Follow me. Slowly.

FENTON
No one saw me.

ANNE
We touch the port.

FENTON
We are at our pleasure.

ANNE
Be quiet and careful.

FENTON
embracing
Come on my chest!

ANNE
The screen
Blessed be it!

Nannettae Fenton hidden in the screen. Mr Ford and Dr. Cajus from the left, Bardolfo and Pistola from the right with People from the neighborhood. Quickly and Meg next to the basket where Falstaff is hidden. Then Alice will return from the bottom.

DR. CAIUS
screaming inside
To the thief!

FORD
like above
At the straw!

DR. CAIUS
he enters, running across the hall
Squartatelo!

FORD
like above
To the thief!
meeting Bardolfo and Pistola running from the right
There is?

GUN
No.

FORD
in Bardolfo
There is?

BARDOLPH
There is not, no.

FORD
running, searching and rummaging in the chest
Go the house upside down.
Bardolfo and Pistola come out from the left

DR. CAIUS
after looking in the fireplace
I can not find anyone.

FORD
And yet I swear
That man is here inside.
I'm sure!
Sure! Sure!

DR. CAIUS
Sir John! I will be gay
That day I see you kicking a rove!

FORD
rushing against the closet and making efforts to open it
Come on, you, rascal! T'arrendi!
Or bombard the walls!

DR. CAIUS
tries to open the wardrobe with the keys
T'arrendi!

FORD
Vien fuora! Coward!
Sugliardo!

BARDOLFO, GUN
from the right door, running
Nobody!

FORD
to Bardolfo and Pistola while continuing to strain the closet with Dr.Cajus
Look for it again!
Bardolfo and Pistola immediately returned from waves had come
T'arrendi! Diving Bell!
He finally manages to open the closet
There is not!

DR. CAIUS
opening the chest in turn
Come outside!
There is not!
he goes around the room, always looking and rummaging
Pappalardo! Beon! Look at you!

FORD
like an obsession opening the drawer of the table
Scagnardo! Falsardo! Rascal !!

Nannetta and Fenton always behind the screen, will be made moine during the noise

NANNETTA, FENTON
They give a sound kiss in the place of the verse marked by the asterisk
(*)!
At this point the hubbub ceased and everyone hears the whisper of the kiss

FORD
in a low voice, looking at the screen
There is.

DR. CAIUS
like above
There is
around the screen

FORD
moving slowly and cautiously to the screen
If you try it!

DR. CAIUS
like above
If you're ready!

FORD
If I hold you up!

DR. CAIUS
If I lure you!

FORD
I mess you up!

DR. CAIUS
T'arronciglio
Like a can!

FORD
I break the head!

DR. CAIUS
Woe to you!

FORD
Pray for your saint!
Woe to you if I fight with you!
If you're ready!

DR. CAIUS
If you try it!

FORD
If I lure you!

DR. CAIUS
If I hold you up!
in the screen

ANNE
in Fenton
While here old
Corron the carousel,
We are in a heap
We run ours.
Love does not hear
Tuon nor storms,
Fly to the balls
Beate and enjoy.

FENTON
in Nannetta
Beautiful! Lovely!
Oh! how you fold
Towards my prostrations
Donnescamente!
around the basket

QUICKLY
next to the basket, in Meg
We do the views
Waiting for the clothes;
As long as he does not deceive us
With unexpected moves.
Finor did not notice
Nothing; he can
Surprise us maybe,
No confusion.

MEG
next to the basket, to Quickly
Let's hedge him
Between much confusion.
Do not use the danger
It is a grain of pepper.
Risk is a pleasure
That increases the ardor.
Which stimulates in the chest
The spirits and the cor.

Falstaff
coming out with his face
Drown!

QUICKLY
sending it back down
It's underneath
around the screen

BARDOLPH
coming back from the left
It's not found.

GUN
coming back with some of the neighborhood
It is not understood.

FORD
to Bardolfo, Pistola and their companions
Pss ... Here all.
whispering with mystery, indicating the screen
I found it.
There is Falstaff there with my wife.

BARDOLPH
Sozzo can not be reviled!

FORD
Shut up!

PISTOLA, DR. CAIUS
Shut up!

FORD
You will scream later.
There he heard the sound of a kiss.

BARDOLPH
We have to take the mouse
While the cheese is being cooked.

FORD
We of. Shot not vibro
Without a battle plan.
in the screen

ANNE
The moment again
Cogliam shining;
It is the spark
Live of the hour.

FENTON
How I saw you
I fell in love,
And you smile
Because you know it.

ANNE
The spirit
D'amor, whirls.

FENTON
Already a beautiful dream
D'Imene dawns.
around the basket

MEG
Now these become established.

QUICKLY
lowering and parrying to Falstaff on the basket
If the other sees you, you're dead.

Falstaff
answering under the linen
I'm cooked!

MEG
It's under!

Falstaff
coming out
How hot!

QUICKLY
It's under!

Falstaff
I'm not happy!

QUICKLY
It's under!
around the screen

THE OTHERS
Good boy.

DR. CAIUS
A man of that caliber
With a breath it routs us.

FORD
My teacher tactic
His moves first record
a Gun and two companions
You will be the right wing.
to Bardolfo and to Dr. Cajus
We will be the left wing
to the other companions
And he is a co-ruler
The bulwark will break through.

ALL THE OTHERS
Bravo, bravo, General.

DR. CAIUS
We are waiting for your signal.
in the screen

ANNE
Everything delirious
Sigh and laugh.
He smiles his face
And the heart sighs.
Like in his plate
A flower opens up,
His corolla
He played my heart.
around the basket

MEG
The ribald would like a fan.

Falstaff
suppliant, with his nose out
A short glimpse
I do not ask for more.

QUICKLY
I'll put the gag on you
If you speak.

MEG
by embroidering it under the linen
Down!

QUICKLY
like above
Down!
around the screen

FORD
to Dr. Cajus, putting his ear to the screen
Listen, put your ear a little closer!
What pathetic complaints !!
There is Alice there and here is the old man
Seducer. Look! you feel!
They believe they are alone
In their tender desert;
On that nest of usiguoli
The tuon will break out soon.

DR. CAIUS
to Ford, putting his ear to the screen
I feel, I mean and see clearly
Of the females the deception;
I would not, look dear,
I'm in your shoes.
Who does not know how to reduce his wife
Good-by-good glues,
His cravings will have to win
Glue with whisk and baston.

BARDOLPH
a pistol
Come here, get closer to;
Come and hear the ascious lovers.
A quiet rumble is heard
Some tubing tortors,
And a rustling that sounds like a skirt
A faint and light rustle;
It's the woman's voice
Which answers to the cavalier.

GUN
in Bardolfo
Hate like love cooks it!
Pare Alfeo with Arethusa.
That puffy bagpipe
Send out a thread of voice.
But soon the happy game
Turberà hard lection.
He sings, but soon
He will change his song.
in the screen

FENTON
Among those eyelashes
I see two lights
Wonderfully
Serene and clear.
My sweet mouth,
Pupilla d'or,
Grinding voice
How is the cor'arpa.
around the basket

MEG
in Quickly
Shut up! If you laugh,
The prank is discovered.
We must be alert.
You play misguided
Jealous husband,
Appears brash,
Everyone is punished
According to sin.
Parliam undertone
Looking at the Messer
Which grumbles and cooks
In our panier.

QUICKLY
to Meg
Shut up! we are silent;
Laughs;
If the other sees
We are defeated.
He sweats and blows,
It stinks and coughs,
For great battisoffia
The bowels shook.
He has been infuriated
Of such cowardice.
What to give it to the laundry
It is pity.
around the screen

PEOPLE OF THE NEAREST
Slowly, slowly,
Mentr'ei is without suspicion,
We betray him,
We do the trip.
If he falls he will no longer run away,
No one can save him anymore.
In your devil you snatch it;
May you strand!

FORD
to the others
Shut up! To us! This is the moment.
Shut up! Beware! Careful to me.

DR. CAIUS
It gives the signal.

FORD
One two Three …
overturning the screen

DR. CAIUS
Is not he!!!

ALL
recognizing his daughter with Fenton
Amazement!
in the screen

ANNE
Sweet calls
D'amor.

FENTON
I long for you!
Tell me sem'ami!

ANNE
Yes, I love you!

FENTON
We love you!

In the overthrow of the screen, they remain uncovered and confused
around the basket

Falstaff
coming out and snorting
Ouff ... Harassing basket!

ALICE
who has returned and will have approached the basket
Silence!

Falstaff
coming out
Protest!

MEG, QUICKLY
What a beast to stay!

Falstaff
shouting
Take me away!

MEG, QUICKLY
It's crazy furious!

Falstaff
Hides
Help!

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY
It's the end of the world!

FORD
in Nannetta, with fury
Even new revolts!
in Fenton
You go for your business!
I said it a thousand times:
This is not for you.

Stunned Nannetta escapes and Fenton comes out furious

BARDOLPH
running towards the bottom
And the! Stop!

FORD
Where is it?

BARDOLPH
running
There!

GUN
running
There! On the stairs.

PISTOLA, BARDOLFO, DR. CAJUS, the COMPANIONS
Hunting!

QUICKLY
What a hellish hunt!

All the men climb the bottom stairs.

ALICE
by ringing
Ned! Will! Tom! Isaac!
On! Soon! Soon!
Nannetta returns with four servants and a small page
Turn that basket over
From the window in the water of the ditch ..
There! At the giuncaie
In front of the group of washerwomen.

NANNETTA, MEG, QUICKLY
Yes Yes Yes Yes!

ANNE
to the servants, who are laboring to lift the basket
There is a big piece inside.

ALICE
to the page, which then exits the bottom scale
You call my husband;
to Meg, while Nannetta and Quickly are watching the servants who have raised the basket.
We will tell him about our crazy case.
Only to see the Cavalier in the gouache
Of every jealous place he will be healed.

QUICKLY
to the servants
Weighs!

ALICE, MEG
to the servants, who are already near the window
Courage!

ANNE
The fund has made a crash!

MEG, QUICKLY and NANNETTA
On!

ALICE
The basket is brought up
Triumph!

MEG, QUICKLY and NANNETTA
Triumph! Ah! Ah!

ALICE
What a thump!

NANNETTA, MEG
What a thump!

The basket, Falstaff, and the laundry tumble out of the window.

ALL
Patatrac!

great cry and laughter of women from the outside: immense laughter of Alice, Nannetta, Meg and Quickly. Ford and the other men return: Alice, seeing Ford, takes her by the arm and quickly leads him to the window.


ACT THIRD

PART ONE
A square. On the right the outside of the Osteria della Giarreraera with the sign and the motto: "Honny soit qui mal y pense".
A bench next to the door. It is the hour of sunset.

Falstaff, then the Oste.

Falstaff
sitting on the bench meditating. Then he shakes, gives a big punch on the bench and facing the interior of the tavern calls the Oste
Hey! Taverniere!
Come back meditatively
Thief world. Rubald world.
Reo world!
the Oste enters
Taverniere: a glass of hot wine.
The Oste receives the order and returns
So I will have lived many years, bold and right
Knight, to be carried in a basket
And thrown to the channel with the bijen pannilini,
How to do with cats and blind kites.
What if it did not float for me
This inflated epa,
Sure, I was drowning. Bad death.
Water swells me.
Reo world. There is no more virtue.
Everything declines.
Go, old John, go,
go your way; walking
As long as you die.
The true will disappear
Virility of the world.
What a bad day!
Heaven help me! I impinge myself too much.
I have gray hairs.
returns the Oste carrying on a tray a large glass of hot wine. He puts his glass on the bench and returns to the tavern
We pour a little wine into the Thames water!
He drinks sipping de savoring. He unbuttons his waistcoat, he lies down, he swallows a sip, reanimating himself little by little
Good. Ber of sweet wine and unbutton in the sun,
Sweet thing!
The good wine loses the gloomy fole
Of despair, turn on the eye and the pensier, from the lip
Salt to the cervel and there awakens the little blacksmith
Of the trills; a black cricket that vibrates within the smart man
Trill every fiber in the heart, the cheerful ether to the trill
Guizza and the happy globe unbalances a dementia
Trilling! And the trill invades the world! ...

Falstaff, Mrs.Quickly. Then in the background Alice, Nannetta, Meg, Mr Ford, Dr.Cajus and Fenton

QUICKLY
bowing and interrupting Falstaff
Reverence. The beautiful Alice ...

Falstaff
getting up and clicking
To hell with you, beautiful Alice!
I've got my saddlebags full!
I've got my guts full!

QUICKLY
You are wrong ...

Falstaff
A canker! I still hear the horns
Of that jealous eye!
I still have the bones arrembate
Being curved,
like a good lama
Of Bilbao, in space
From a panierin of a lady!
With that tuff! And that heat!
A man of my temper,
What in a dripping
continuous is relaxed!
Then, when I was well cooked,
hot, incandescent,
He plunged me into the water. Scoundrels !!!

Alice, Meg, Nannetta, Mr Ford, Dr.Cajus, Fenton come out behind a house, either spying or not, not seen by Falstaff and then they hide, then they go back to spying

QUICKLY
It is innocent.
Take it blind.

Falstaff
Get out!

QUICKLY
smitten
The fault lies with those infantrymen
Unfortunate! Alice cries, screams, invokes the saints.
Poor woman! He loves you. Read.

Estre from pocket a letter. Falstaff takes it and starts reading

ALICE
in the bottom whispering to the others, spying
Law.

FORD
whisper
Law.
You will see that it falls back on us.

ALICE
The man does not correct himself.

MEG
to Alice, seeing a hidden gesture of Mrs Quickly
Take cover.

DR. CAIUS
Reread.

FORD
Reread. The bait swallows.

Falstaff
rereading aloud and very carefully
"I'll wait for you at Real Park, at midnight"
"You will come disguised as a black hunter"
"At Herne's Oak"

QUICKLY
Love loves the mystery
To see you again, Alice, is worth a legend
Popolar. That oak is a place of tregenda.
The Black Hunter is forced on one of his branches.
There are those who believe to see it reappear ...

Falstaff
The rabid takes Mrs Quickly by the arm and starts to enter the inn with her
Let's go in.
There we talk better
Tell me your branch.

QUICKLY
beginning the story of the legend with mystery, enters the tavern with Falstaff
When the toll of midnight ...

Alice, Meg, Nannetta, Mr Ford, Dr.Cajus, Fenton. Then Ms Quickly.

FORD
that will have followed Falstaff's move from the back
He falls for it.

ALICE
advancing with the whole group, comically and mysteriously repeating Mrs Quickly's story
When the stroke of midnight
Gloomy spreads in the silent orror,
Sorgon the wandering ghosts in droves
And the black Cacciator comes into the park.
He walks slow, slow, slow,
in the great hibernation of the burial. Brittany braces
...

NANNETTA
Oh!What a fright!

MEG
I already feel the thrill of fear!

ALICE
with a natural voice
Fandonie who
tells the dolls the grandmothers
With long preambles,
To make them sleep.

ALICE, NANNETTA, MEG
Women's Revenge
It must not fail.

ALICE
repeating the story
S'avanza livid and the passage converges to the
trunk where he exhaled the prava soul.
Sbucan the Fairies. On the forehead he stands
Two long, long, long horns ...

FORD
Brava. Those horns will be my joy!

ALICE
at Ford
Bada! you deserve me
some chastity!

FORD
Forgive. I recognize my demerits.

ALICE
But woe if you still catch
that fierce mania
To look inside the shell of a nut
Your wife's lover.
But time squeezes
and wants fancy fantasy.

MEG
Let's hurry up.

FENTON Let's play
the masquerade.

ALICE
Nannetta!

NANNETTA
Here it is!

ALICE
in Nannetta
You will be the Fairy
Queen of Fairies, in white dress
Closed in white vel, surrounded by roses.

NANNETTA
And I will sing harmonious words.

ALICE
to Meg
You will be green, Nymph Sylvan,
And Quickly's Comrade is a witch.

Comes down in the evening, the scene darkens.

NANNETTA
Wonderfully!

ALICE
I will have putti with me
That fingeran elves,
And spirit,
And little devils,
And bats,
And butterflies.
On Falstaff, camouflaged in cloak and horns,
we will hurl us all
And we will storm him
till he confesses
his perversity.
Then we will unmask
And, before the heavens come,
The jealous brigade Will
return.

MEG
Vien sera.Rincasiam.

ALICE
The appointment
is at Herne's oak tree.

FENTON
It is intended.

NANNETTA
Wonderfully!
Oh!what a fright!

ALICE, NANNETTA, FENTON
exchanges
Goodbye.

MEG
to Nannetta and Alice
Addio.

Alice, Nannetta, Fenton start to exit from the left. Meg from the right.

ALICE
on the edge on the left, shouting to Meg who will already be started to leave from the right.
Provide the lanterns.

Alice, Nannetta, Fenton come out from the left: at this moment Mrs Quickly leaves the tavern and sees Ford and Dr.Cajus talking, is eavesdropping on the threshold.

FORD
to Dr.Cajus, speaking to him secretly, near the inn
Do not doubt, you will marry my daughter.
Do you remember your disguise well?

DR.CAJUS
Cinta di rose, the white veil and the dress.

ALICE
inside left shouting
Do not forget the masks.

MEG
from the inside to the right shouting
No, of course.
Nor you the tree frogs!

FORD
continuing the conversation with Dr.Cajus
I already disposed My
network. At the end of the party
You will come to me with my face covered
by the veil, you by a fantastic mantel
And I will bless you as two spouses.

DR.CAJUS
taking Ford's arm and starting to come out from the left,
Siam agreed.

QUICKLY
on the edge of the tavern with a shrewd gesture towards the two that come out
(Keep cool!)
Exit quickly from the right.
From the inside to the right, shouting and more and more moving away from
Nannetta! Ho! Nannetta!
Nannetta! Ho!

NANNETTA
from the inside to the left, getting away
What is it? What's up?

QUICKLY
as above
Prepare the fairy song.

NANNETTA
It is prepared.

ALICE
from the inside left
You, do not delay.

QUICKLY
as above, further away
Who first arrives, wait.


SECOND PART

Windsor Park. In the center, the large oak of Herne. At the bottom, the origin of a ditch. Very thick froni. Flowering shrubs. It's night. We hear the far calls of the watchers. The park will gradually glow with the rays of the moon.
Fenton, then Nannetta dressed as Queen of the Fairies. Alice, not masked, wearing a cape on her arm and a mask in her hand. Mrs Quickly in her big cap and gray befana cloak, a cane and an ugly macho mock in her hand. Then Meg dressed in veils and masked.


FENTON
From the lip the ecstatic song flies
Pe 'nocturnal silences and goes far
And at the end rediscovers another human lip
That answers him with his word.
The night that is no longer alone
Vibra of joy in an arcane accord
Like another voice to its source it rivola.
There resumes sound, but his care
always tends to unite those who ungroup it.
So I kissed the disaffected mouth!
Kissed mouth does not lose fortune.

NANNETTA
inside, far away and approaching
Anzi renews how the moon does.

FENTON rushing
towards the part where he heard his voice
But the song dies in the kiss that touches him.

Fenton sees Nannetta coming in and hugging her.

ALICE
dividing Fenton from Nannetta and forcing him to wear the black hood
Nossignore! You wear this hood.

FENTON
helped by Alice and Nannetta to wear the hood
Who wants to say this?

NANNETTA
adjusting the hood.
Let yourself be done.

ALICE
holding out the mask to Fenton
Allaccia.

NANNETTA looking at
Fenton.
He is a fraticel slipped by the Trappa.

ALICE
hurriedly, helping Fenton to fasten the mask.
The betrayal that Ford threatens
Tornar must be in his discomfort
and in our help.

FENTON
Explain

ALICE
Soon and dumb.
The opportunity as it is escaped.
to Mrs Quickly
Who will you dress like a fake bride?

QUICKLY
A gajo
Ladron nasuto that abhors the Dr.Cajus.

MEG
running from the back, to Alice
I hid the elves along the ditch.
Siam ready.

ALICE
showing
Zitto. The big piece comes.
Street! ...

All flee with Fenton from the left.

Falstaff with two deer horns on his head and wrapped in a large cloak.
Then Alice. Then Meg. While Falstaff enters the scene, he plays midnight.


FALSTAFF
One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven barrel,
eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve.
Midnight.
This is the oak.
Numi, protect me! Jupiter!
You for the sake of Europe
turned you into ox;
You bring horns.
The gods teach us the modesty.
Metamorphose love
a man in a beast.
listening to
Odo a sweet step!
Alice appears in the bottom
Alice! Amor calls you!
get closer to Alice
Come! love inflames me!

ALICE
approaching Falstaff
Sir John!

FALSTAFF
You're my lady!

ALICE
Sir John!

FALSTAFF
grabbing her
You're my lady!

ALICE
O sparkling love!

FALSTAFF
attracting it to itself with ardor
Come! Already shivering and fervent!

ALICE
always avoiding the hug
Sir John!

FALSTAFF
I'm your servant!
I'm your deer, crazy. Ed or
Piovan truffles, horseradishes and fennels !!
And let me be my pasture!
And love overflows!
We are alone ...

ALICE
No. Here in the thick forest,
Meg follows me.

FALSTAFF
The adventure is double!
Come on too! Cut yourself out
like a chamois!
Sbranatemi !! Cupido
Alfin rewards me.
I love you! We love you!

MEG
from the inside
Help!

ALICE
pretending fright
A cry! Alas!

MEG
from the bottom, without advancing - does not have the mask
Vien la tragenda!

Flees

ALICE
as above
Alas!Let us flee!

FALSTAFF
scared
Where?

ALICE
fleeing from the right very quickly
Heaven forgive my sin!

FALSTAFF
flattening next to the trunk of the oak.
The devil does not want me to be damned.

NANNETTA
from inside
Nymphs! Elves! Silfi! Sirens!
The star of spells
in heaven has arisen.
It
appears in the bottom between the fronds Sorgete! Serene shadows!

FALSTAFF
throwing his face against the ground, long stretched out
are the fairies. Who looks at them is dead.

Nannetta dressed as Queen of the Fairies. Alice, some little girls dressed in white fairies and blue fairies. Falstaff always lying against the ground, immobile.

ALICE
cautiously emerging from the left with some Fate
Inoltriam.

NANNETTA
popping out with other Fairies and seeing Falstaff
He is there.

ALICE
Scorge Falstaff and indicates to the others
Steso al sol.

NANNETTA
The confounds the terror
all proceed with precaution

LE FATE
Hides

ALICE
Do not laugh!

DO
YOU DO NOT laugh!

NANNETTA
pointing to the Fairies their place, while Alice quickly left from the left
All here, behind me.
Cominciam.

THE FAILS
It's up to you.

The little Fairies arrange themselves in a circle around their Queen: the larger Fairies form a group on the left.

THE QUEEN OF THE FAIRIES
On the edge of a breath of ethesis
Scroll, agile larvae;
Among the branches a cesium glow of
lunar dawn appeared.
Dance on! and the bland pace
Measure a bland sound.
The magic coupled
Carole to the canzon.

THE FAIRIES
The forest sleeps and loses
incense and shadow; e par
In the thick air a green
Asylum at the bottom of the sea.

THE QUEEN OF THE
FAIRIES Erriam under the moon
Choosing blooming flowers,
Every corolla in core
Brings his fortune.
With lilies and violets,
writing of arcane names,
From the fair hands
Germoglino words,
Illuminated words
Of pure silver and d'or,
Carni and malie. The fairies
have the flowers in numbers.

THE FATES
as they go picking
Moviam flowers one by one
Under the lunar albor,
Towards the brown oak
Of the black Cacciator.

All the Fairies with the Queen as they sing slowly start towards the oak.

From the bottom on the left they emerge: Alice masked, Meg from Green nymph with the mask, Mrs Quickly from Befana, masked. They are preceded by Bardolfo, dressed in a red cape, without a mask, with a hood lowered on his face and by Pistola, a satyr. They follow: Dr.Cajus, in gray hood, without mask, Fenton, in black hood, with mask, Ford, without hood or mask. Several bourgeois in fantastic costumes close the court and go to form a group on the right. In the background other masks carry lanterns of various shapes.

BARDOLFO
clogging into Falstaff's body and arresting everyone with a gesture
High there!

GUN
running away
Who goes there?

FALSTAFF
Pity!

QUICKLY
touching Falstaff with the stick
There is a man!

ALICE, MEG, NANNETTA
There is a man!

FORD
who will come near Falstaff
Cornuto like an ox!

GUN
Round like a knob!

BARDOLFO
As big as a ship!

BARDOLFO, PISTOLA
touching Falstaff with his foot
Alzati, olà!

FALSTAFF
raising his head
Bring me a grue!
I can not.

FORD
It is too serious.

QUICKLY
It's corrupt!

THE FAIRIES
It's corrupt!

ALICE, NANNETTA, MEG
It's impure!

BARDOLFO
with great wizardry gestures
.

ALICE
on the sidelines in Nannetta, while Dr.Cajus wanders like someone looking for someone.
Fenton and Quickly hide Nannetta with their people.

Avoid your peril.
Dr. Cajo is already looking for you.

NANNETTA
We find
a hiding place.

It starts with Fenton in the back of the scene, protected by Alice and Quickly.

QUICKLY
Then you will come back quickly to my call.

Nannetta, Fenton, Quickly disappear behind the leaves

BARDOLFO
continuing the gestures of spell on the body of Falstaff
Spiritelli! Goblins!
Farfarelli! Vampires! Agile insects
From the infernal swamp! Punzecchiatelo!
Orticheggiatelo!
Martyr it with
Coi grifi aguzzi!

Some boys dressed as elves run very fast and hurl themselves on Falstaff. Other elves, witers, devils emerge from various parts. Some shake crackles, some have wicker hands: many carry small red lanterns.

FALSTAFF
to Bardolfo
Ahimé! you stink
Like a skunk.
Folletti, Diavoli
on Falstaff pushing him and making him tumble
Ruzzola, tumbles, tumbles, tumbles!

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY
Pizzica, pizzica,
Pizzica, teases,
Spizzica,
Pizz spizzica, spillopping, As long as you
bark!

FALSTAFF
Ahi! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!
Folletti, Diavoli
Scrolliam crackles,
Scarandole and castanets!
Sketches and zacchere
Quell'otre macoli.
Meniam,
scribbling them , We dance the affair,
Treschiam making them
On the broad ventresca.
Mosquitoes and harassing,
Fly to contention
With darts and pins!
What anger!

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY
Pizzica, pizzica,
Pizzica, teases,
Spizzica, spizzica,
Pungi, spilluzzica
Until he barks!

FALSTAFF
Ahi! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY, FATE
Cozzalo, aizzalo
Dai pie ' coppolo !
Strozzalo, squeeze it out!
The svzzi the uzzolo!
Pizzica, pizzica, the nail ripple!
It tumbles, tumbles, tumbles, tumbles!

They flip Falstaff towards the proscenium.

DR.CAJUS, FORD
Cialtron!

BARDOLFO, GUN Poltron
!

DR.CAJUS, FORD
Ghiotton!

BARDOLFO, PUNION PISTOL
!

DR.CAJUS, FORD
Beon!

BARDOLFO, GUN
Briccon!

DR.CAJUS, FORD, BARDOLFO, GUN
In knees!

They raise him in four and force him to kneel

FORD
Belly swallow!

ALICE
Cheek-swollen!

BARDOLFO Sconquassa
beds!

QUICKLY
Split-doublets!

GUN
Empty-barrels!

DR.CAJUS
Sfianca-Giumenti!

FORD
Triple chin!

BARDOLFO, PISTOLA Say
you're sorry!

Bardolfo takes Quickly's stick and gives Falstaff

FALSTAFF
Ahi a beat ! Ouch! I regret!

ALL MEN
Uom frodolento!

FALSTAFF
Ahi! Ouch! I regret!

THE MEN
Uom turbolento!

Bardolfo takes the stick again and hits Falstaff

FALSTAFF
Ahi again! Ouch! I regret!

MEN
Capron! Scroccon! Spaccon!

FALSTAFF
Forgive!

BARDOLFO
with a face close to Falstaff's face
Reform your life!

FALSTAFF
You puti of aquavita.

WOMEN
Domine foul chaste!

FALSTAFF
But save the addict.

THE WOMEN
Domine fault failure!

FALSTAFF
But save the addict.

THE WOMEN
Punish Domine!

FALSTAFF
But save the addict.

THE WOMEN
Falle regretted Domine!

FALSTAFF
But save the addict

DR.CAJUS, FORD, BARDOLFO, GUN
Globe of impurity! Reply.

FALSTAFF
Ben is me.

DR.CAJUS, FORD, BARDOLFO, GUN
Monte obesity! Reply.

FALSTAFF
Ben is me.

DR.CAJUS, FORD, BARDOLFO, GUN
Otre of malvasia! Reply.

FALSTAFF
So be it.

BARDOLFO
King of the pot-bellied !

FALSTAFF
Go away, you puti.

BARDOLFO
King of the horned!

FALSTAFF
Go away, you puti.

ALL
Gun gives him a whiplash
Furfanteria!

FALSTAFF
Ahi! So be it.

BARDOLFO
And now the devil takes you away !!

In the heat of saying the

FALSTAFF hood falls,
raising
Nitro! Tar! Sulfur !!
I recognize Bardolfo!
violently against Bardolfo
Naso vermilion!
Nose bargiglio!
Pointy out!
Resin flash!
Salamander! Ignis fatuus!
Old halberd! Stecca
di sartore! Schidion of hell!
Dry herring!
Vampire! Basilisk!
Manigoldo! Thief!
I said. And if
I deny that I want the belt to be broken!

ALL
Good boy!

FALSTAFF
A little break. I'm tired.

QUICKLY
who is near Bardolfo, says to him in a low voice
(Come, I will cover you with white veil)

While Dr. Cajus starts looking and looking out, on the opposite side, Quickly and Bardolfo disappear behind the trees of the bottom.

FORD
with an ironic bow, approaching Falstaff
Ed or, while you pass the scalmana,
Sir John, say: the cuckold
Who is it?

ALICE, MEG
who will approach, ironically Falstaff unmasking
Who is it?

ALICE:
Did you become silent?

FALSTAFF
after a first instant of astonishment going to meet Ford
Dear Mr. Fontana!

ALICE
interposing himself
Wrong in greeting,
This is Ford, my husband.

QUICKLY
returning
Cavaliero,
You believed two women so grully,
So citrulle,
To give body and soul to the adversary,
For an old man, dirty and obese ...

MEG, QUICKLY
With that bald head ...

ALICE, MEG, QUICKLY
And with that weight!

FORD
They speak clearly.

FALSTAFF I
begin to realize
that I was a donkey.

ALICE
A deer.

FORD
An ox.

ALL
laughing
Ah! Ah!

FORD
And a rare monster!

FALSTAFF
who will have regained his calm.
All sorts of cheap people
mock me and glory;
Even without me, the costor with so much arrogance
They would not have a bit of salt.
I'm the one who makes you smart.
My wit creates the wit of others.

ALL
But good!

FORD
For the Gods!
If you did not laugh I would mess you up!
Stop it. And now I want you to listen to me.
Coronerem the beautiful masquerade
With the nuptials of
the Fairy Queen.
Dr. Cajus and Bardolfo, dressed as Queen of the Fairies with a veil-covered face, advance slowly, holding hands. Dr.Cajus has a mask on his face
The couple of spouses are already advancing.
Beware!

ALL
Beware!

FORD
Here she is, in white dress
With the veil and the crown of roses on her head
And her boyfriend whom I have arranged for her.
Surround it, o Ninfe.

Dr. Cajus and Bardolfo are in the middle: the big and small fairies surround them.

ALICE
introducing Nannetta and Fenton entered by a few moments. Nannetta has a great celestial veil that covers it all. Fenton has the mask and the hood
Another pair
of desi lovers
He asks to be admitted to the auspicious connubes
!

FORD
And be it. We will have a double party.
Approach the lights.
The elves led by Alice approached with their lanterns
.
Alice will pick up the smallest of the boys that will be masked by a witty, and will make sure that the lantern that he holds in his hand enlightens Bardolfo's face as soon as he will remain without the veil that hides him.
Another spirit led by Meg will illuminate Nannetta and Fenton

Giù masks and veils. Apotheosis!

In Ford's command quickly Fenton and Dr.Cajus take off their masks. Nannetta takes off her veil and Quickly removes the veil from Bardolfo: all remain uncovered.

ALL
laughing except for Ford and Dr. Cajus
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!

DR.CAJUS
recognizing Bardolfo , immobilized by the surprise
fright!

FORD
surprised
Betrayal!

THE OTHERS
laughing
Apotheosis!

FORD
looking at the other couple
Fenton with my daughter !!

DR.CAIUS
astonished
I married Bardolph !!

ALL
Ah! Ah!

DR.CAJUS Fright
!

WOMEN
Victory!

ALL
except Dr.Cajus and Ford
Evviva! Hooray!

FORD
still under the shock of amazement
Oh!Wonder!

ALICE
approaching Ford
The man often falls in the networks hatched by
his malice.

FALSTAFF
approaching Ford with an ironic bow
Dear Good Messer Ford, and now, say: What's
wrong?

FORD
mentions Dr. Cajus
Lui

DR.CAJUS
mentions Ford
Tu.

FORD
No.

DR. CAIUS
Yup.

BARDOLFO
mentions Ford and Dr.Cajus
Voi.

FENTON
also mentions Ford and Dr.Cajus
Lor.

DR.CAJUS by
setting up with Ford
Noi.

FALSTAFF
Both.

ALICE
putting Falstaff with Ford and Dr.Cajus
No. All three.
to Ford, showing Nannetta and Fenton
Volgiti and targeting those graceful anxieties.

NANNETTA
to Ford, reaching for the hands.
Forgive us, father.

FORD
Those who dodge can not have their boredom.
Accept it willingly.
Let's make the relationship
And let the heavens give you joy.

ALL
except Dr.Cajus
Evviva!

FALSTAFF
A chorus and we end the scene.

FORD
Then with Sir Falstaff, everyone, let's go to dinner.

ALL
Everything in the world is a hoax.
The man was born a prankster,
faith in the ciurla cor, the
ciurla the reason.
All caged! Irrate
each mortal to each other.
But laughs well who laughs
Laughter final.

the canvas falls