Love's Sacrifice archiveStruck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he's not the only one who loves her. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes he finds it harder to conceal his true feelings. While the Duke is unaware of his friend's dilemma, his sister soon realises what is happening. Racked with jealousy by her own desire for Fernando, she begins to manipulate her brother, encouraging him to act against his friend. With echoes of Shakespeare's Othello, John Ford's rarely performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love.


Author: John Ford
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Archive listings for Love's Sacrifice

Work type: Play.


Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Matthew Dunster. Design Anna Fleischle. Lighting Lee Curran. Music Alexander Balanescu. Sound Ian Dickinson. Director Charlotte Broom (movement). Design Dick Straker (video). Performer Andy Apollo (Ferentes). Performer Sheila Atim (Julia). Performer Guy Burgess (Nibrassa). Performer Beth Cordingly (Fiormonda). Performer Geoffrey Freshwater (Abbot). Performer Marcus Griffiths (Roseilli). Performer Rhiannon Handy (Colona). Performer Simon Hedger (Guard). Performer Julian Hoult (Attendant). Performer Matthew Kelly (Mauruccio). Performer Jamie Thomas King (Fernando). Performer Jonathan McGuinness (D'Avalos). Performer Annette McLaughlin (Morona). Performer Matthew Needham (Duke of Pavy). Performer Richard Rees (Petruchio). Performer Colin Ryan (Giacapo). Performer Nav Sidhu (Attendant). Performer Catrin Stewart (Bianca). Performer Gabby Wong (Attendant).
11 Apr 15 to 24 Jun 15Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L1136294254


Director Rodney Cottier. Design Richard Bullwinkle.
9 Jul 01 to 12 Jul 01MacOwan Theatre (LAMDA), Inner London :: V212
listing details L1083289745

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