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Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
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Webster: The Duchess of Malfi (Paperback)

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The Duchess of Malfi is generally regarded as John Webster's finest play, a masterpiece of tragic depth and emotional complexity. The conflict between private love and public political behaviour for a passionate but circumscribed woman is as theatrically pertinent now as when first performed. This timely Handbook:



* examines the play's sources and its cultural context

* offers a detailed theatrical commentary that aids visualisation of the underlying dynamics and structure of the play in performance, and explores performance possibilities

* analyses influential productions on stage and screen, from when it was first performed by the actors of Shakespeare's theatre company, the King's Men, to the present day

* presents key critical debates and assessments of The Duchess of Malfi.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsShakespeare studies & criticismFilm, TV & DramaTheatrePlays, playscriptsShakespeare plays Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 01/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780230243750  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Carnegie is Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is co-editor of The Works of John Webster and has published widely on early modern stagecraft.

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