Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Falcon” (1972) | ETV Classics

The Falcon is a one-act play by renowned poet Alfred Lord Tennyson, adapting Federigo’s Falcon from Giovanni Boccaccio’s 1353 short story collection The Decameron. 

The caring and gentle but impoverished Count Federigo, doting master of a prized falcon, deeply loves the widowed Lady Giovanna, who is asked to obtain the falcon by her sickly son. 

This 1972 production was created by theater veterans Karla and Wesley O. Brustad and facilitated by SCETV and the Columbia Museum of Art.