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The Duchess (of Malfi)

Zinnie Harris

A vivid reimagining of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi for the #MeToo age from Zinnie Harris

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571355389
Date Published
23.05.2019
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Summary

You should know: I sing at parties, I wear colourful dresses, I am headstrong, I won’t wear my hair up because you say I should, or do this because you prefer it, in fact I might do the other just to be contrary, but I am utterly and always myself.

The Duchess is a young widow. And with money, sexual freedom and youth, she’s a threat to the status quo; she could get to determine her own life.

Terrified by her sudden power and its implications, her brothers Ferdinand and The Cardinal seek to block The Duchess’s desires and to dismantle her authority and spirit by any means at their disposal. The results are horrifying, with bloody vengeance from the most unexpected of sources.

The Duchess (of Malfi), Zinnie Harris’s radical take on Webster’s great revenge tragedy, premiered at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in May 2019.

Critic Reviews

A bloody and brilliant piece of work.

Herald
Critic Reviews

A slick and streamlined, a towering adaptation.

The Stage
Critic Reviews

A bloody revenge tragedy made marvellously modern

Daily Telegraph
Critic Reviews

Acutely right for our times.

The Times
ZinnieHarris

Zinnie Harris’s plays include the multi-award-winning Further than the Furthest Thing (National Theatre/Tron Theatre; winner of the 1999 Peggy Ramsay Award, 2001 John Whiting Award, Edinburgh Fringe First Award), How to Hold Your Breath (Royal Court Theatre; joint winner of the Berwin Lee Award), The Wheel (National Theatre of Scotland; joint winner of the 2011 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression…

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