DOI: 10.5040/9781408162255.00000004
Acts: 2. Scenes: 24. Roles: Male (18) , Female (6) , Neutral (0)

Sunsets and Glories is set in late thirteenth-century Italy, where power struggles between Church and State inspire such characters as the spineless Charles II, 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.

Peter Barnes' mordant wit takes history and imbues it with a savage humour.

Sunsets and Glories premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in June 1990.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Peter Barnes

ISBN: 9780413640208

Series: Modern Plays

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