The Selected Plays of John Webster: The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devils Law Case by Jonathan DollimoreThe Selected Plays of John Webster: The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devils Law Case by Jonathan Dollimore

The Selected Plays of John Webster: The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devils Law Case

EditorJonathan Dollimore, Alan Sinfield

Paperback | September 30, 1983

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The plays of John Webster are read and seen more widely today than at any time since they were written - provoking much disagreement in the process. The continuing debate about his political, religious and philosophical attitudes, his formal skills and the importance of his plays for understanding the changing culture in which they were written, make Webster the most controversial of all Jacobean dramatists. This volume includes freshly collated, fully annotated and cross-referenced texts of his three best-known plays, together with introductions and a useful critical bibliography.
Webster seems to have participated in many dramatic collaborations, but his undisputed work consists of only three plays: The White Devil (1612), The Duchess of Malfi (1614), and The Devil's Law Case (1623). His two great tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, are darkly poetic and brooding, especially in their sardonic v...
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Title:The Selected Plays of John Webster: The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devils Law CaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.27 × 4.61 × 0.91 inPublished:September 30, 1983Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521271037

ISBN - 13:9780521271035

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; The White Devil; Introductory Note; Text; The Duchess of Malfi; Introductory Note; Text; The Devil's Law Case; Introductory Note; Text; Notes; Textual notes; Additional notes.