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RSC - The Duchess of Malfi
The Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
June 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16
In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her. Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.