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RSC - The Two Noble Kinsmen

Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
01789 403493
January 10, 11, 14, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
One of Shakespeare’s last plays: a comedy about cousins valiantly battling for their native city and the pursuit of a hand in marriage.

On the day planned for his wedding to Hippolyta, Duke Theseus of Athens is petitioned by three queens to go to war against King Creon of Thebes, who has deprived their dead husbands of proper burial rites. In Thebes, the 'two noble kinsmen', cousins Palamon and Arcite, realise that their own hatred of Creon's tyranny must be put aside while their native city is in danger, but in spite of their valour in battle it is Theseus who is victorious.

Running time: 2 hrs 36 mins + 20 mins interval  

 

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