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Marlowe: The Complete Plays
Christopher Marlowe 's first and last plays begin a five-part series marking the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.
Dido, Queen of Carthage Marlowe's first play is based on Virgil's Aeneid. Directors Michael Earley and Alan Drury
8.30 Josephine Veasey sings Dido's Lament from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.
8.40 The Massacre at Paris Marlowe's last play, based on the St Bartholomew's
Day Massacre of the Huguenots in Paris in 1572. A savagely comic account of political and religious strife.
Directors Alan Drury and Michael Earley


Unknown: Christopher I Marlowe
Directors: Michael Earley
Directors: Alan Drury
Unknown: Josephine Veasey
Directors: Alan Drury
Directors: Michael Earley
Dido: Sally Dexter
Aeneas: Timothy Walker
larbas: Jeremy Blake
Achates: Ben Thomas
Annajjuno: Teresa Gallagher
Sergestus/Hermes: David Thorpe
Jupiter/ Bioneus: John Webb
Cloanthus: Phlllp Anthony
AscaniuslFirst Lord: Ian Shaw
Venus: Diana Payan
Cupid: Andrew Wincott
Ganymede: Matthew Sim
Charles DC/Surgeon: John Webb
Anjou, later Henry III: Timothy Walker
Duke of Guise: Jeremy Blake
Queen Catherine: Sally Dexter
Navarre, later Henry IV: Ben Thomas
Margaret/Duchess of Guise: Teresa Gallagher
Conde/Mugeroun/Son of Guise: Andrew Wincott
Apothecary/Dumaine/Joyeux: Matthew Sim
Admiral/Seroune/Pleshe: Phlllp Anthony
GonzagojLoreinejEpernoun: Ian Shaw
Retes/Cardinal: David Thorpe
Old Queen/Seroune's Wife: Diana Payan

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