This week, the UBC Players Club is holding a reading of the classic Jacobean tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, written by John Webster in 1613. The reading will be held on Friday the 30th from 3-6pm in I.K. Barber 461.
One of the masterpieces of 17th-century drama, The Duchess of Malfi tells the chilling tale of how a love story transformed into a nightmare. When the widowed Duchess of Malfi decides to remarry below her station, her two brothers set out to destroy her and claim her inheritance for themselves. What follows is a brutal and blood-soaked tragedy showcasing the conflicts and paradoxes of class, power, and gender in Jacobean England during the final years of Shakespeare.