This DVD is part of a brand new series of classic plays aimed at the student, teacher, lecturer and theatre lover alike. Each production is highly polished, using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich theatre. Bring set texts to life with these stunning plays shot in High Definition that you'll want to watch again and again! The Duchess of Malfi is considered to be the masterpiece of Jacobean playwright John Webster and was first produced in around 1613. It's a macabre tragedy, based on actual events. Set in Italy in the early fifteenth century, it starts out as a love story, with the Duchess marrying beneath her class. However, her two brothers, one cool and corrupt, the other violent and warped, have other ideas. With incredible plot twists along the way, the play ends as an utter tragedy, as the brothers take revenge on her, destroying themselves in the process.