The Duchess of Malfi [NOOK Book]

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More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the Revels Plays text, the notes have been augmented to cast further light both on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its imagery and dramatic action. From its well-documented early performances to the ...
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The Duchess of Malfi

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Overview

More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the Revels Plays text, the notes have been augmented to cast further light both on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its imagery and dramatic action. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will all find here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the greatest age of English theatre, which highlights why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940018471219
  • Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and co.
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1896 volume
  • File size: 190 KB

Meet the Author

John Webster (c.1580 - c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare.
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Table of Contents

Using this guide 2

Synopsis 4

Scene summaries and commentaries 6

Themes 35

Characters 41

Form, structure and language 54

Contexts 62

Working with the text 73

Meeting the Assessment Objectives 74

Top ten quotations 90

Taking it further 93

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    A very interesting, and macabre play that I never tire of readin

    A very interesting, and macabre play that I never tire of reading. A true classic.

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