The Duchess of Malfi: ‘Seduction’ | Shakespeare’s Globe | Rent or Buy on Globe Player


So, sir, you are well met. How Now! Nay, the doors are fast enough:
Now, sir, I will make you confess your treachery. Treachery! Yes, confess to me
Which of my women ’twas you hir’d to put Love-powder into my drink? Love-powder! Yes, when I was at Malfi.
Why should I fall in love with such a face else?
I have already suffer’d for thee so much pain, The only remedy to do me good
Is to kill my longing. Sure, your pistol holds
Nothing but perfumes or kissing-comfits. Excellent lady! You have a pretty way on ‘t
to discover Your longing. Come, come, I ‘ll disarm you,
And arm you thus: yet this is wondrous strange. Compare thy form and my eyes together,
You ‘ll find my love no such great miracle. Know you me, I am a blunt soldier. The better:
Sure, there wants fire where there are no lively sparks
Of roughness. And I want compliment. Why, ignorance
In courtship cannot make you do amiss, If you have a heart to do well. You are very fair. Nay, if you lay beauty to my charge,
I must plead unguilty. Your bright eyes
Carry a quiver of darts in them sharper Than sun-beams. You will mar me with commendation,
Put yourself to the charge of courting me, Whereas now I woo you. I have it, I will work upon this creature.—
Let us grow most amorously familiar. Experience five extraordinary new productions
from Shakespeare’s Globe at your local cinema. Globe on Screen The Duchess of Malfi starring
Gemma Arterton, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Comedy of Errors. Spellbinding performances, an unforgettable
cinema experience. For more information visit
globeonscreen.com

2 Comments

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *