Sunday 3 December 2017, 4.00pm
Sackler Studios, Shakespeare's Globe
|Tickets£10 | £8 FoSG & Students|
The Bashful Lover
By Philip Massinger (published 1655)
Set in northern Italy, Massinger’s last known play presents a drama of love and war. Enamoured with Matilda, the Princess of Mantua, the love-sick Hortensio frequents the court in the hope of seeing her. But Matilda’s hand in marriage is demanded by Lorenzo, the Duke of Florence, who threatens war should he be denied. When Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, refuses, battle ensues and Lorenzo’s Florentine forces are victorious. When Lorenzo finally meets Matilda, however, something unexpected occurs.