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The Libertine

The Libertine

"Stephen Jeffreys' play, later made into a film, tells the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester - a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. This most ardent of hedonists is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling...

Full of flair and wit, this brilliant play is both a wild period piece and an incisive critique of life in an age of excess."

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