In the Globe Quarto series co-published with Shakespeare’s Globe to mark the rediscovery of forgotten plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries.
‘Our subject is of blood and tragedy. Murther, foul incest and hypocrisy’. In the sensational history of the Borgias, Barnabe Barnes found a theme tailor-made for the dark and lurid imaginings of the Jacobean stage. And then he spiced it up a little. This vigorous play was first performed by Shakespeare’s company in 1607 and revived 390 years later in a semi-staged reading by Globe Education.
Edition prepared by Nick de Somogyi.