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A tragedy in blank verse by R. Browning, published in 1843 as No. V of Bells and Pomegranates. It was produced at Drury Lane in 1843, ran for three nights, and caused a final rift between Browning and Macready; the quarrel was instrumental in Browning's decision to write no more stage plays.

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