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The Duchess of Malfi

  • The Swan Theater 1213 Parkway Drive Santa Fe, NM, 87507 United States (map)

The Duchess of Malfi

Written by John Webster in 1612
Directed by Ariana Karp

This play is a revenge tragedy loosely based on actual events. It begins as a love story and ends as a nightmare. Even with all its violence and mayhem, it is considered one of the great tragedies of the age.

For a detailed synopsis, see the Wikipedia page.

$15 at the door

Produced by the International Shakespeare Center as part of the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare festival.

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The ISC’s exciting program called Long Dead But Well Read is modeled on a program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London called Read not Dead, in which actors convene on a morning, rehearse a play by a contemporary of Shakespeare’s during the day, and present the play in the late afternoon, script in hand.

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline driven, and inventive. Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead. —Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

If you would like to participate as an actor, email

Earlier Event: August 9
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Later Event: August 10
4000 Miles