Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: The Duchess of Malfi

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio's child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

The Duchess of Malfi, featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by Webster's obsessional imagination.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource



  • Dominic Dromgoole


  • Gemma Arterton
  • James Garnon
  • Giles Cooper
  • David Dawson
  • John Dougall
  • Sean Gilder
  • Denise Gough
  • Sarah MacRae
  • Brendan O'Hea
  • Paul Rider


  • John Webster

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