The play "Ruy Blas" explores the life of an ordinary poet and servant, Ruy Blas, who has secretly fallen in love with the Queen of Spain. His master plots revenge against the unfit king Charles II, and Ruy finds himself in the middle of political intrigues, murders, and sinister machinations. Hugo’s strength lies in the dramatic portrayal of the characters, as Ruy stands for the oppressed and low-standing members of society. A fast-paced and intricate, "Ruy Blas" is a tale about struggling and aspiring people, fighting for their future and against injustice.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a prolific French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, and statesman. His name is often associated with the Romantic movement in France. He was also an ardent politician, supporting republicanism. His best known works include "Les Miserables", "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame", "The Man Who Laughs", witnessing countless big screen adaptations.