The Coronation of Poppea

DOI: 10.5040/9781408182383.00000023
Acts: 1. Scenes: 23. Roles: Male (2) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

The Coronation of Poppea, freely adapted from the libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello for L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi, depicts the triumphant adultery between Poppea and the Roman emperor Nero. Ravenhill updates Tacitus’s scathing portrayal of imperial degeneracy with language which is contemporary, spare and brutally powerful.

This version of the The Coronation of Poppea opened at the King’s Head theatre, Islington, in April 2011, in a production directed by the author.

From 'Ten Plagues' and 'The Coronation of Poppea'


Bloomsbury Publishing

Mark Ravenhill

ISBN: 9781408160541

Series: Modern Plays

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