The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

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by John Webster
     
 

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The Duchess of Malfi (originally published as The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy) is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience at The Globe, in 1613-14.[2] Published in 1623, the play is loosely based on events that occurred

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The Duchess of Malfi (originally published as The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy) is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience at The Globe, in 1613-14.[2] Published in 1623, the play is loosely based on events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513, recounted in William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (1567). The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, whose father, Arrigo d'Aragona, Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. Her husbands were Alfonso Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, and (as in the play) Antonio Bologna.

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ISBN-13:
2940014539074
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
04/24/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,197,702
File size:
83 KB

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The Duchess of Malfi (Arden Early Modern Drama Series) 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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A very interesting, and macabre play that I never tire of reading. A true classic.
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