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The Second Maiden's Tragedy archiveWritten in 1611, the play exists only in manuscript form and its true authorship is shrouded in mystery. Within the play, two very different plots intertwine: in the first - a court tragedy - the Tyrant has overthrown the rightful king, Govianus. Now he has all he dreamt of, save one thing: Govianus' wife, the Lady. When she kills herself to save her honour, the Tyrant - determined to have her even in death - robs the Lady's grave and chillingly installs her corpse as his queen. The second is a tale of domestic strife: Anselmus, a jealous husband, enlists the help of his friend Votarius to test his wife's virtue. As Votarius plays at seducing the wife, love smites both of them with tragic consequences.


Author: Thomas Middleton

Archive listings for The Second Maiden's Tragedy

Work type: Play.


Company Blue Eyes. Director Amanda Cooper.
31 Jan 06 to 25 Feb 06Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L1427280497
21 Sep 04 to 17 Oct 04White Bear, Inner London :: V256
listing details L02092400143


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