“LORENZO DE MEDICI” A DRAMA IN 2 ACTS By Daniel Segal Quality Paperback Theatrical Play 116 Pages Publication Date: January 2010 ISBN-10: 0-9797838-1-X ISBN-13: 978-0-9797838-1-4 $12.00
*Based on the screenplay The Pazzi Conspiracy written by Daniel Segal and Erna Olinger
The play “LORENZO DE MEDICI” explores a fantastic historical event - the plot to assassinate Lorenzo de Medici, the 29 year-old ruler of Florence, during the Italian Renaissance of which he was the primary architect.
Replete with scandal and triumph, the 2-act drama presents a riveting look at the conspiracy as it unfolds. We see the terror and desperation that ensues when Pope Sixtus IV - who built the Sistine Chapel - does not get his way. We begin with the chilling confession of Captain Gian Batista de Montesecco, head of the Papal forces and one of the conspirators, and witness the suspenseful plot of treachery as it develops, culminating in murder during the Easter High Mass in the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence on April 26, 1478.
“LORENZO DE MEDICI” exposes the perils of Renaissance politics filled with greed, ambition, and duplicity - and the constant vigilance that was needed to stay alive.
Daniel Segal received a Master's Degree in Renaissance History at UCLA. He’s a playwright, screenwriter, producer and author of the Harry Fox mystery series.