What makes Dame Quickly a fun character is that she has spunk and humor and wit and intelligence. She is different from the other wives because I believe she takes on Falstaff and meets him in the middle where he’s at. Falstaff thinks he’s smart; Quickly is smarter. Falstaff thinks he’s funny; Quickly is funnier. She is one step ahead of Falstaff the entire opera, which makes her so much fun to play!