Synopsis

The Roman Actor

The Roman Actor $14.99

Philip Massinger

Published by Nick Hern Books

Domitian, the tyrannical Roman Emperor, wreaks havoc and bloody revenge for his wife's infidelity with Paris, the Roman actor of the title

Regarded as Massinger's finest play, The Roman Actor is both a condemnation of tyranny and a defence of the despised profession of acting

Published alongside the RSC's season of rarely performed plays from the 16th and 17th centuries, they reflect the diversity of styles, themes and subjects of the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage

Each volume carries a general preface by RSC Associate Director Gregory Doran and a play-specific introduction by the volume editor

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