The Malcontent: by John Marstonby John Marston, George K. Hunter (Editor)
The Royal Shakespeare Company's 2002 season presented five classical works, rarely seen in the theatre but ripe for rediscovery by a new audience. These five plays constitute a body of work written by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, presenting the great diversity of the drama of the period, from city comedy to revenge tragedy, from discovery plays to the latest addition to the Shakespeare canon. Each is published in a separate volume alongside the RSC production. The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise in order to expose the corruption and regain his rightful office. Resonating with echoes of Measure for Measure and Hamlet, Marston's tragicomedy is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and treachery.
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George K Hunter is Professor of English and Renaissance Studies at Yale University
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