Shakespeare's Globe: The Duchess of Malfi

Shakespeare's Globe: The Duchess of Malfi

Shakespeare's Globe: The Duchess of Malfi

Globe On Screen presents John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi, a live performance filmed at Shakespeare's Globe in London, 2014 and starring Gemma Arterton - who made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007.

"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." (Shakespeare's Globe)

2015Rating: Exempt150 minsUK
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Shakespeare's Globe: The Duchess of Malfi / Reviews

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Fails to do justice to the chilling thrills of The Duchess of Malfi.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Arterton brings beauty, determination and moral goodness to one of the great female roles.

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Independent

Independent

The first of several pleasurable surprises is the smallness and intimacy of the Globe's new indoor Jacobean theatre. You feel as if you are sitting in an exquisite little jewel box or doll's house.

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