Sunsets And Glories

Sunsets And Glories

Author: Peter Barnes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408162095

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Set in medieval Italy during a crisis in the Church, Sunsets and Glories is "a work of the highest and most thrilling theatrical energy" (Independent on Sunday) Sunsets and Glories is set in the late thirteenth-century Italy where power struggles between Church and State inspire such characters as the spineless Charles 11, paid killer Montefelto and 'madwoman' Maifreda. Into this maelstrom steps Peter de Morrone, the saintly Pope Celestine V, provoking a bitter crisis of faith in the abiding values of violence and corruption. Once again, Peter Barnes' mordant wit takes history and imbues it with a savage humour. "Peter Barnes is one of the unrecognised geniuses of the English theatre" (Plays and Players)