INES DE CASTRO is the first play written by Victor Hugo in 1818 as he was only 16 years old.
Portugal, XIVth century. Don Pedro, the son of the King of Portugal, is secretly married to Ines de Castro. They must hide their love and their two children because Don Pedro should have married a spouse chosen by his parents. As the two lovers are betrayed, Inès is sent to jail in order to be judged and Don Pedro abandons his war campaign against the Moors to return to Lisbon. But the Queen wants to poison Inès in her cell.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler