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by Shawn Nacol
A malevolent courtier running murderou§ly amok. Medieval court intrigue in rhyming couplet§. Melodrama, direct addre§§, and a bloodthir§ty bomba§tic plot. Grand Guignol in cap and bell§.
Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Interesting facts about medieval murder, torture and bastardy here...
This wacky period play sprang up while I was hammering away at Wreck Room up at the Croft in Summer of 2004. After years of doing modern plays because they're cheaper and easier to sell, this thing has begun to practically crawl out of my ear onto the page. The idea had been banging around for more than 2 years, but all of a sudden I got a lock on the thing, and was dying to write it as a showoff piece for every talented stage actor I can squeeze into it... Enough with all these TV movies onstage.