RSC CLASSICS – a series of rarely performed plays from the 16th and 17th centuries, published alongside their resurrection by the RSC in Stratford and the West End in 2002/03.
Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston’s tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and jealousy.
The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper, Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office.
Edited with an introduction by Peter Thomson and preface by Gregory Doran.
The plays in the RSC Classics series reflect the diversity of styles, themes and subjects of the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage, and include a ‘new’ addition to the Shakespeare canon.