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The Duchess of Malfi

play • family • married life • revenge • secrets
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  • Globe Player
  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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'Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust, like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.' The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge. The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination.

  • Duration
    2 hours 25 minutes

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