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The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris

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The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris

The Massacre at Paris Web Links

There follows a list of website links specifically related to Marlowe's play The Massacre at Paris. A wider selection of Marlowe-related links can be found in our Marlowe Web Links section.

1. Online Texts

Website Summary Website Link
Project Gutenberg:
The Massacre at Paris
Single E-Book in text (ASCII, zipped), HTML, Kindle and other formats. Transcription that maintains original spelling and punctuation of undated Octavo, but with Scene division as first inserted by [Bullen]. Gutenberg Massacre Text
Peter Farey's Site:
The Massacre at Paris
HTML text of the entire play, with modernised spelling and punctuation. Farey Massacre Text

2. Wikipedia Links

Website Summary Website Link
Wikipedia Marlowe's Play The Massacre at Paris
Wikipedia Wikipedia Historical background on the French Wars of Religion. French Wars of Religion;
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre;
Catherine de Medici;
Charles IX;
Henri III (Anjou);
Duke of Guise;
Henry of Navarre.

3. Stage Productions of The Massacre at Paris

Production Summary Website Link
Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company:
30 Jan - 14 Feb 1981
Performed at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. With Robert Gwilym as Guise, and Gary Oldman also in the cast.  
The Royal Shakespeare Company:
October 1985
Two performances at The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon. Directed by Paul Marcus, with a cast including Lindsay Duncan, Penelope Freeman and Roger Hyams. Theatricalia Production Archive
The Marlowe Project:
June 1999
Performed at The Producers Club, New York City. Directed by Jeff Dailey, who reordered some of the scenes, as well as using the additional Collier Leaf text, with Douglas Gregory as the Duke of Guise, Alta Morice as Catherine de Medici, and Gregory Contreras as Charles IX. Off-Off Broadway Review
Australian Theatre for Young People:
March 2001
Performed at the Newton Theatre, Sydney. Text adapted by playwright Tommy Murphy, with much new material added. Directed by David Berthold, with Jeremy Waters as the Duke of Guise, Lucy Wirth as Catherine de Medici, and Michael Pontin as Anjou. Review in Marlowe Society of America Newsletter, Vol, XXI, No.2, Autumn 2001
Bedrock Theatre Company:
September 2002
Performed at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Marlowe's text adapted and new material by playwright Alex Johnston. Directed by Jimmy Fay, with Karl Shiels as the Duke of Guise, and Andrea Irvine as Catherine De Medici. Guardian Review
Doorslam Productions:
6-17 August 2008
Performed at Theatre Works, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Used Marlowe's text. Directed by Mark Wilson & Jenny Lovell, with Myles Tankle as the Duke of Guise, Jenny Lovell as Catherine de Medici, Pablo Calero as Navarre, and Joel Davey as Anjou. Review by Martin Bell
Globe Read Not Dead:
18 September 2011
Shakespeare's Globe Education's Read Not Dead ran a seminar on Marlowe's play in the morning followed by a fully staged reading in the afternoon, directed by James Wallace, with Dominic Rowan as the Duke of Guise, Linda Marlowe as Catherine de Medici, Ben Deery as Anjou, and Charlie Anson as Navarre.  
Fourth Monkey Theatre Company:
18-19 March 2014
Performed in Canterbury Cathedral Crypt. Marlowe's text adapted. Directed by Andrew Dawson & Paul Aillin, with Reuben Beau Davies as the Duke of Guise, Dan Chrisostomou as Navarre, Alice Trow as Catherine de Medici, and Katie Cherry as the Duchess of Guise in an adapted part. Marlowe Society Event Listing & Review Links
The Dolphin's Back:
11-29 March 2014
Performed at The Rose on Bankside. Used Marlowe's text. Directed by James Wallace, with John Gregor as the Duke of Guise, Kristin Milward as Catherine de Medici, James Askill as Anjou, and Lachlan McCall as Navarre. Marlowe Society Event Listing & Review Links
 
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