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The Pope's Daughter
by Dario Fo

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Lucrezia Borgia is the only woman to have served as head of the Catholic Church. The daughter of a conspicuous pope, she was engaged twice before the age of eleven, and married three times- one husband murdered by Lucrezia's brother, and another forced to declare himself impotent. A child of Renaissance Italy, Lucrezia was a patron of the arts and founded the world's first credit union. Dario Fo champions Lucrezia's skill in administering a thriving city. Was she the femme fatale that rumors have suggested? Or was she the world's first modern woman?

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