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By Oscar Wilde

A wealthy service provider, Simone, discovers that his spouse, Bianca, is having an affair with a prince named Guido Bardi. Incensed by way of the indignity visited upon him by means of the prince, Simone demanding situations his rival to a duel.

Although Oscar Wilde’s A Florentine Tragedy used to be left incomplete, the tale approximately Simone and Bianca was once still tailored a number of occasions by means of composers and playwrights from around the globe, and has been played in numerous types because the Nineties, while it was once initially penned.

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