Books Plays Reviews

The Malcontent by John Marston

November 6, 2019
The Malcontent by John Marston

A favourite of the plays I've read this year for university. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not a massive fan of plays by any stretch of the imagination. However, I liked this more than the rest. It centres mainly on the banished Duke Altofronto who has returned to his court under the guise of Malevole. As Malevole he is an oxymoron of a man. Whilst he's incredibly charismatic he's also described as monstrous and likened to Lucifer on more than one occasion. The entire plot follows Altofronto/Malevole as he manipulates people to regain his power.

I'd like to read a novelisation of this.


Name:  The Malcontent

Author: John Marston

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 129

ISBN: 978-0713642889

Rating: 3/5

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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