Play directory : Gormenghast

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  • Author
    Mervyn Peake
  • Written
    1950
  • Overview
    based on the triology of books revolving around the castle of Gormenghast.Titus, the 77th Earl and Lord of Gormenghast dreads the life of pre-ordained ritual that stretches before him. Barquentine as Master of the Ritual and Steerpike his apprentice are seen by Titus as the embodiment of all he wants to rebel against. Steerpike is greedy for power and kills his master in order to replace him. He does succede but not without getting severely hurt himself.As he kidnapped Titus Aunts and emprisoned them in an unused part of the castle, they have to die of thirst and starvation.More and more people become suspicious of Steerpike and in a big showdown he finally gets killed by Titus.He is now celebrated as a hero but as he still wishes to make his luck elsewhere and explore the world, he leaves the castle in the end.