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The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

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Synopsis

A classic tragedy of lust, passion and political intrigue, the play takes place in the Italian city of Amalfi in the 17th century. When the Duchess marries outside of her class, scandal ensues and her incestuously obsessed brother is enraged. He proceeds to disown her and, in the process, ignites a fuse that leads to intrigue, madness and murder.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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