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The Duchess Of Malfi

Author: John Webster

Productions

Blackfriars and Globe, ~1614
London Haymarket, 1945
Aldwych Theatre, 1960-1961, RSC
National (Lyttelton) Theatre, 1985

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London Haymarket
1945
Production by George Ryland.

CharacterPlayed By
FerdinandJohn Gielgud
DuchessPeggy Ashcroft

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Aldwych Theatre
1960-1961
RSC production.
Production by Donald McWhinnie.

CharacterPlayed By
DuchessPeggy Ashcroft
BosolaPatrick Wymark
FerdinandEric Porter
CardinalMax Adrian

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National (Lyttelton) Theatre
First performance: 4th July 1985
Director and Designer: Philip Prowse. Lighting: Gerry Jenkinson.
Movement: Geraldine Stephenson. Sound: Simon Kahn

CharacterPlayed By
BosolaIan McKellen
The Duchess of Malfi,
twin sister of Duke Ferdinand
Eleanor Bron
The Duke Ferdinand of CalabriaJonathan Hyde
The Cardinal, their brotherEdward Petherbridge
Antonio BolognaGreg Hicks
DelioSimon Dutton
CariolaSelina Cadell
JuliaSheila Hancock
Castruchio
Understudy Grisolan
Roy Kinnear
Grisolan
Understudy Castruchio
Hugh Lloyd
Forobosco
Understudy Ferdinand, Pescara
Peter Needham
Pescara
Understudy Cardinal, Forobosco
Stephen MacDonald
Roderigo
Understudy Antonio, Silvio
Tristram Wymark
Silvio
Understudy Delio, Rodrigo
Dikran Tulaine
Lady
Understudy The Duchess, Julia
Julie Legrand
Woman
Understudy Cariola, Lady
Claire Moore
Death
Understudy Bosola
Laurence Rudic

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