Cymbeline

Author(s): William Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company

Cymbeline is the King of Ancient Britain. His daughter, Imogen, marries Posthumous against her father’s will. In exile, Posthumous places a bet on the chastity of his wife, a wager he will come to regret.

The story tumbles from Rome to the hills of Wales, and teems with extraordinary fairytale characters: a wicked stepmother, a girl who flees in disguise, a faithful servant, lost brothers and even a headless corpse.

As Jupiter descends on an eagle to resolve this beguiling tangle of tales, Cymbeline rises to a breathtaking crescendo.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, Artistic Director Emeritus Gregory Doran directs the last play in that volume, Cymbeline, also the last major Shakespeare that Gregory has yet to direct.

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