The Duchess of Malfi

Events

1614

1614

First performed by the King’s Men at The Globe of Blackfriars Theatre

1617

1617

Performed in front of Venetian ambassador,
Orazio Busino

1662

1662

Starring Thomas Betterton as Bosola and Mary Betterton as the Duchess

1773

1773

Revised by Lewis Theobald and retitled “The Fatal Secret”

1850

1850

Revised and adapted by R.H Horne and produced for Sadler’s Wells by Samuel Phelps

1892

1892

Staged by William Poel for the Independent Theatre Society with the aim of restoring the original text and historicising the play.

1919

1919

Staged by Phoenix Society at the Lyric Theatre

1945

1945

Directed by George Rylands and staged at Haymarket Theatre

1946

1946

Brecht & Auden adaptation, directed by George Rylands