16:00, Thu 30th October 2014 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
'The Cenci' tells the story of the infamous Cenci family; with a father who revels in his sons' death and plots to rape his daughter, the family implodes on itself. This is a play that wrestles with the beautiful and the vile, nature and artifice, body and mind, and whether there is such a thing as right and wrong.
Tragedy at its most glorious, unperformed in Shelley's lifetime and rarely performed since, this is an undervalued play that brings together the best of Romanticism and the Renaissance tragedy.