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Plays by Marcus Kyd
Devil in His Own Words, The
Flashpoint's Mead Theatre Lab, Washington DC.
Taffety Punk Theatre Company. www.taffetypunk.com
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Directed by Lise Bruneau. Sets/Lights by Kathleen Chadwick. Costume by Scott Hammar. Props by Jennifer Sheetz. Live Music and sound design by Kathy Cashel. Additional music by Michelle Rush. Stage Manager - David Polk. Assistant Stage Manager Laura Gamse. The Devil played by Marcus Kyd. Workshop reading first presented by the Taffety Punk Theatre Company at the Black Cat Night Club in Washington DC, December of 2004. At that time the play had three actors. One as the devil, and company members Christopher Marino and Lise Bruneau as everyone else.
The text of this play was primarily stolen and freely adapted from the following works: Attâr Elâhi-nâma. Marie Corelli, The Sorrows of Satan. Max Beerbohm, Enoch Soames. Stephen Vincent Benét, The Devil and Daniel Webster. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Drama of Exile. Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Marguerita. Lord Byron, Cain. Paul Carus, The History of the Devil and the Idea of Evil. Imtiaz Dharker, I Speak for the Devil. Charles Dickens, The Devil and Mr. Chips. Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of St. Anthony. Anatole France, La Révolte des Anges & Lucifer. Maxim Gorky, The Devil. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. Washington Irving. The Devil and Tom Walker. M.R. James (ed), .The Acts of Thomas. in The Apocryphal New Testament. Edward P. Jones, The Devil Swims Across the Anacostia River. Ben Jonson, The Devil Is an Ass. J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Sir Dominick's Bargain. C.S. Lewis, Perelandra. John Masefield, The Devil and the Old Man. Charles Maturin, Melmoth, the Wanderer. John Milton, Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained. Javad Nurbakhsh, The Great Satan 'Eblis'. Giovanni Papini, The Devil's Temptation. Rumi's story of Mo'âwiya and Iblis. Jeffrey Burton Russell, The Devil, Satan, Lucifer & Mephistopheles. Francis Spufford (ed) The Vintage Book of the Devil. William Makepeace Thackeray, The Painter's Bargain. Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger. Thielman Jansz van Braght, The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians. The Gospel according Mark 7:24-30. The Book of Revelation 12. The Book of Genesis. Isaiah 14. The Book of the Secrets of Enoch. The Holy Qur'an. The Wakefield Plays. The Towneley Plays.