A classic tragedy
from the Bard
King Cymbeline of
Britain has been left with one child and heir, his daughter Imogen, after the
kidnapping of his two sons twenty years ago. When she marries her childhood
friend Posthumus, against her father’s wishes, King Cymbeling banishes
Posthumus from Britain and imprisons Imogen in the castle.
Having fled to Rome,
Posthumus encounters the Frenchman Iachimo, who makes a wager that Posthumus
foolishly accepts. Iachimo bets Posthumus that he, Iachimo, can woo Imogen,
thereby breaching her chastity.
What follows is a
tale of menace and comedy, horror and melodrama, and a touching portrait of two
young lovers crushed by deceit.
A Shakespeare Society Production.
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