The Spanish Tragedy

Wed 7th – Fri 9th Nov 2012

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

““I'll turn their friendship into fell despite | Their love to mortal hate, their day to night.””

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The Marlowe Dramatic Society

SUMMARY

Spain. 1592. Don Andrea has been murdered in the war with Portugal, and his ghost stalks the Spanish court demanding bloody retribution.

“I'll turn their friendship into fell despite | Their love to mortal hate, their day to night.”

The fighting may be over and Spain victorious, but the bloodshed has not abated. Underneath the music and short-lived revelry, the drums beat to the time of a funeral march.

“The heav'ns are just; murder cannot be hid.”

Yet justice comes at a price and vengeance brings its own victims: among the trees the hanged man lies bleeding and a father’s anguished cry echoes up to the stars ...

“ I'll go marshal up the fiends in hell | To be avenged on you all for this.”

The Gothic surroundings of King’s Chapel are the setting for this reimagining of Thomas Kyd’s catalogue of murder and misdeeds; this November, as the days darken and the nights grow colder, witness the bloody consequences of violence in this, the original English Revenge tragedy.

Admission:

King's College Chapel

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