A tale of power struggles, usurpation and subterfuge in Roman Britain. The Prorex Marianus seizes power from Gilbert and establishes his corrupt favourite in a position of influence while Gilbert, faking his own death, disguises himself as ‘the Wasp’ in order to test the loyalty of his wife and son. But will Gilbert’s wife and son prove loyal? Will Marianus retain the throne? A metamorphosing banquet just might provide the answer…
The Society’s edition, prepared by J.W. Lever and G.R. Proudfoot, is a diplomatic transcript of the unique MS (Alnwick Castle, MS 507), an authorial copy annotated as part of the the process of creating the play’s prompt-book for the King’s Revels Company in the mid 1630s.
|32 × 22 × 2 cm