The Duchess of Malfi
The Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
The Factory Theater
1623 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626
Drama
Runs Apr 16May 30, 2020

The Duchess of Malfi was published in 1623, but the date of writing may have been as early as 1611. It is based on a story in Painter’s “Palace of Pleasure,” translated from the Italian novelist, Bandello; and it is entirely possible that it has a foundation in fact. In any case, it portrays with a terrible vividness one side of the court life of the Italian Renaissance; and its picture of the fierce quest of pleasure, the recklessness of crime, and the worldliness of the great princes of the Church finds only too ready corroboration in the annals of the time.

Written by John Webster
Adaptor and Director BWBTC Artistic Director Hayley Rice

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