'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.'
One of my favorite classroom reads.
One of the most captivating female characters on the early modern stage.
This masterpiece takes a look at the familial bonds that pain and entrap the
Duchess. It makes references to the injustices of the past era (sycophantic
Jacobean court, corruption...) and could be seen as a proto-feminist play,
inspiring many other more recent productions that sprouted from the MeToo