Venice Preserved

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Venice Preserved (1682) is a cult status restoration tragedy about a young former soldier, Jaffeir, who is persuaded by his best friend to join a terror cell to perpetrate a brutal coup against the corrupt senate of democratic Venice. As a passionate essay on the nature of victimhood and how the victim can become a monster greater than the perpetrator, it has many parallels for our times. The play was a favorite at Drury Lane for much of the 18th century. David Garrick and Susannah Cibber regularly appeared as leads Jaffeir and his wife Belvidera from 1744 to 1763.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/02/2005

Opening Night: 10/02/2005

Closing Night: 05/03/2005

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Cast & Creative


Director - William Galinsky

Producer - Arcola Theatre

Designer - Nicholaos Zavaliaris

Author - Thomas Otway

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