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The Duchess of Malfi - Stratford-upon-Avon

Swan Theatre, Waterside, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6BB.

A defiant woman destroyed by her brothers revenge

1/1: A defiant woman destroyed by her brothers revenge

  • The Duchess of Malfi was written by John Webster in 1613
  • A violent love story about the Italian aristocrat and Duchess of Amalfi, Giovanna d'Aragona
  • One of the greatest tragedies in English literature

The Duchess of Malfi - Stratford-upon-Avon

The most famous play of John Webster – The Duchess of Malfi is a story of an extraordinary woman who falls in love with a man she shouldn’t…

About The Duchess of Malfi

Considered as one the greatest tragedies in English literature, The Duchess of Malfi makes its way to The Swan Theatre in 2018 with an unmissable production. A love story to start and disaster to end, The Duchess of Malfi is a play written by English dramatist, John Webster in 1613. Maria Aberg and the rest of her creative team present their take on this tragic tale in Aberg’s unique and distinctive style. Along with a brilliant cast, they tell a story of violence and revenge and how The Duchess of Malfi marries the man she loves – with the most shocking consequences.

The Story

As a recent widow, The Duchess of Malfi falls in love with Antonio Bologna. The Duchess is a defiant woman who unfortunately marries Antonio who is below her class. This suddenly puts them in the firing line of The Duchess’ brothers who are nothing like the sweet and clever Duchess. As her brothers take on their revenge, they destroy themselves in the process and take the story on a path of dark and shocking violence. Whilst the story starts to question how a world with toxic masculinity can survive, a theme of dark humour dominates throughout.

History of The Duchess of Malfi

As a recent widow, The Duchess of Malfi falls in love with Antonio Bologna. The Duchess is a defiant woman who unfortunately marries Antonio who is below her class. This suddenly puts them in the firing line of The Duchess’ brothers who are nothing like the sweet and clever Duchess. As her brothers take on their revenge, they destroy themselves in the process and take the story on a path of dark and shocking violence. Whilst the story starts to question how a world with toxic masculinity can survive, a theme of dark humour dominates throughout.

Show Times

Evenings: 7.30pm

Matinees: 1.30pm

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Travel Facilities

  • Nearest Rail Name: Stratford-Upon-Avon

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