What happens when an innocent girl finds true love in the face of another man, just a few days before her wedding? What will her humble and ugly servant, who is passionately in love with her, do to conquer her heart? What will a man, crazy in love, who disguises himself into a real madman in order to be near his loved one, be driven to? An erotic passion defines the fate of the unsuspecting heroes and the world changes appearance: the boundaries that separate sanity from madness are questioned, the notions of good and bad are reversed, and innocence is unexpectedly led to a merciless crime. Conspiracies, unholy betrayal, lies that succeed one another, horrible crimes, all take place in the community of the 'sane', while, a little further away the officially 'mad', are incarcerated in an asylum, and considered highly dangerous. Middleton and Rowley, by combining the tragic with the grotesque and a poetical disposition with an abundant eroticism, become witnesses of human weakness in this significant theatrical text from the Elizabethan era.