Read Not Dead on the Road
At Gray's Inn
Sunday 29 October 2017, 3.00pm
Gray's Inn, 8 South Square, London, WC1R 5FT
|£25 | £20 FoSG & Students|
The Unnatural Combat
By Philip Massinger (published 1639)
The Admiral of Marseilles, Malefort Senior, is on trial for mysterious reasons when his son, Malefort Junior, challenges him to a duel to settle the case. Malefort Senior kills his son, mutilates his body and is cleared of the charges against him. Meanwhile, Beaufort Junior, the son of the governor, is in love with Malefort Senior’s daughter, Theocrine. But he is not the only one: realising his own desires for his daughter, Malefort Senior asks his old friend Montreville to keep her away from him, to which Montreville readily agrees, desiring Theocrine for himself…
Globe Education is indebted to the Treasurer and Under Treasurer of Gray’s Inn for hosting Read Not Dead once again. Members of Gray’s Inn will join Globe actors to present the drama in the Hall.
Shakespeare’s patron, the Earl of Southampton, was a member of Gray’s Inn and the first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors took place in Gray’s Inn Hall.