Hostess Quickly

PlayHenry IV (Part 1)
PlayHenry IV (Part 2)
PlayHenry V
PlayMerry Wives of Windsor
Speeches158
GenderFemale
Role SummaryMistress Quickly (fict) is an important character in Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. She is noted for her lewd malapropisms and double entendres. She is an innkeeper's wife (later his widow) in the Henry plays. She has a different personality, and a different relationship to other characters, in Merry Wives, where she is a servant to Doctor Caius. In Henry V (play) she marries Pistol and later dies of disease.