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Duchess of Malfi
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The Duchess of Malfi

a Tragedy by John Webster

Royal Court Theatre, 13 January 1971

"I know death hath ten thousand several doors for men to take their exits; and 'tis found they go on such strange geometrical hinges, you may open them both ways."

"It is great cruelty that we claim the right to do whatever we list, and will not suffer women to do the same. If they do anything which does not please us, there we are at once with cords and daggers and poison. What folly it is of men to suppose their own and their house's honour depends on the appetite of a woman!" Bandello

Castruchio, Old Lady, Servants, Courtiers, Pilgrims, Madmen, Executioners, a Doctor, Officers, Soldiers Derek Carpenter
Anthony Douse
Andrew Neil
Brian Protheroe
Anthony Trent
Gareth Thomas
Donald Sumpter and
Henry Woolf
Delio Eric Woofe
Antonio Desmond Gill
Daniel de Bosola Victor Henry
The Cardinal of Aragon Malcolm Tierney
Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria Oliver Cotton
The Duchess of Malfi Judy Parfitt
Cariola Christine Hargreaves
Julia Sheila Scott Wilkinson
The children of the Duchess of Malfi & Antonio Judith Copeland
Kevan Stocker and
Gregg Smith
Directed by Peter Gill
Designed by William Dudley
Music by The Gentle Fire
Lighting by Andy Phillips
Assistant Director Roger Coward
Assistant Designer Di Seymour
Deputy Stage Manager Gregory Dark
Student Stage Manager Rhea Frangofinou
Set constructed by E. Babbage & Co.
Set painted by John Campbell Design Ltd
Principal costumes by Costume Centre Ltd
Costume dyeing and painting by Audrey Gie
Wigs by Kenneth Lintott
Sound installation by John Moore
Doors by courtesy of Goodman Price Ltd

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