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The white devil

By: Webster, John Luckyj, Professor Christina(Edited by) Luckyj, Professor Christina(Volume editor)

Part of the New mermaids series
0713681373 / 9780713681376
Paperback
31/07/2008
Stock expected by 27/05/2022
United Kingdom
20 cm 208 p.
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"Woman to man is either a god or a wolf" John Webster's first independent play, The White Devil, originally performed in 1612, centres on the beautiful Vittoria Corombona and her lover, Duke Brachiano, whose passionate, adulterous affair unleashes the powerful revenge of their enemies.

While clearly guilty of lust and murder, these unsavoury characters become startlingly heroic under pressure, challenging both conventional moral judgments and oppressive social forces.

This revised student edition contains a lengthy new Introduction with background on the author, date and sources, theme, critical interpretation and stage history.

The Introduction discusses Webster's radical experimentation with tragic modes, his interest in the heroic potential of women, and evaluates the handling of both in recent stage productions.

BIC:

2AB English, DD Plays, playscripts, DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, DSG Literary studies: plays & playwrights

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