Domitian, the tyrannical Roman emperor, wreaks havoc and bloody revenge for his wife's infidelity with Paris, a Roman actor. This play is both a condemnation of tyranny and a defence of the despised profession of acting.
A major season of rarely performed Tudor and Jacobean plays at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford Domitian, the tyrannical Roman Emperor, wreaks havoc and bloody revenge for his wife's infidelity with Paris, the Roman actor of the title. Regarded as Massinger's finest play, The Roman Actor is both a condemnation of tyranny and a defence of the despised profession of acting.
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