The White Devil A Critical Reader

The White Devil  A Critical Reader

It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception.

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472587411

Category: Drama

Page: 312

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The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play.
Categories: Drama

The White Devil

The White Devil

Author: John Webster

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: American drama (Tragedy)

Page: 205

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Categories: American drama (Tragedy)

Webster The White Devil

Webster  The White Devil

The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy.

Author: Stephen Purcell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137005786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

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The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy. The Handbook includes: • a scene-by-scene commentary on the play as it unfolds on stage • an overview of the play's cultural context • excerpts from historical sources • case studies of four modern productions, featuring interviews with directors • an outline of key critical writings on the play, from the seventeenth century through to today.
Categories: Performing Arts

Edward II A Critical Reader

Edward II  A Critical Reader

Romeo and Juliet: A Critical Reader, edited by Julia Reinhard Lupton Julius
Caesar: A Critical Reader, edited by Andrew James Hartley The Revenger's
Tragedy: A Critical Reader, edited by Brian Walsh The White Devil, edited by
Paul Frazer ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472584069

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Edward II: A Critical Reader gives students, teachers and scholars alike an overview of the play's reception both in the theatre and among artists and critics, from the end of the 16th century to the beginning of the 21st. The volume also offers a series of new perspectives on the play by leading experts in the field of early modern history and culture. Bolstered with a timeline tracking Marlowe's life and work, an up-to-date bibliography and an extensive index, this collection is an ideal and definitive guide to Edward II.
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The Critical Reader

The Critical Reader

10 ( The White Devil , V , iv ) To Althea , from Prison RICHARD LOVELACE (
1618–1658 ) When Love with unconfined wings Hovers within my gates , And my
divine Althea brings To whisper at the grates ; When I lie tangled in her hair And ...

Author: Wallace W. Douglas

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ISBN: UVA:X000918276

Category: American literature

Page: 761

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Categories: American literature

The Changeling A Critical Reader

The Changeling  A Critical Reader

Each guide introduces the text's critical and performance history, but also
provides students with an invaluable insight ... Walsh The White Devil edited by
Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen Much Ado About Nothing edited by Deborah
Cartmell ...

Author: Mark Hutchings

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350011380

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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This volume offers an accessible and thought-provoking guide to this major Renaissance tragedy, surveying its key themes and evolving critical responses over the course of nearly four centuries. Providing a uniquely detailed and up-to-date account of the play's rich stage history, it demonstrates how useful Performance Studies is to our understanding of early modern drama, and looks closely at major recent productions on both sides of the Atlantic, notably the 2014 production of the 'Jacobean' indoor space, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London. In a series of critical essays, the guide offers fresh perspectives on the characters' mechanical psychology, the influence of Spanish Golden Age literature on Middelton and Rowley, and how the play has been treated on the modern stage and screen. Featuring a guide to digital resources and an annotated bibliography, this collection is a definitive guide to The Changeling.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The White Devil John Webster

The White Devil  John Webster

Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you’re studying, whether it’s poetry, a play or a novel.

Author: John Webster

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ISBN: 1405896213

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Page: 159

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Packed full of analysis and interpretation, historical background, discussions and commentaries, York Notes will help you get right to the heart of the text you're studying, whether it's poetry, a play or a novel. You'll learn all about the historical context of the piece; find detailed discussions of key passages and characters; learn interesting facts about the text; and discover structures, patterns and themes that you may never have known existed. In the Advanced Notes, specific sections on critical thinking, and advice on how to read critically yourself, enable you to engage with the text in new and different ways. Full glossaries, self-test questions and suggested reading lists will help you fully prepare for your exam, while internet links and references to film, TV, theatre and the arts combine to fully immerse you in your chosen text. York Notes offer an exciting and accessible key to your text, enabling you to develop your ideas and transform your studies!
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature

White Devil ' and Dutchess of Malfy , ' upon the whole , | Lockhart ' s Scott , ch .
lxxix . perhaps , come the nearest to Shakspeare of any thing we have “ Webster
... Reader , 1864 , his master : but he had the power of approaching the tern . i .

Author: S. Austin Allibone

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ISBN:

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors

The White Divel ; or , The Tragedy of Paulo Giordano to John Webster , Author of
The White Devil , ' " & c . 11 . Vrsini , Duke of ... Reader , 1864 , his master ; but he
had the power of approaching the terrible i . 146 . energy of his passion , and ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000617750

Category: American literature

Page: 3140

View: 776

Categories: American literature

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

A. Dyce , March 31 , 1831 : " His • White Devil ' and ' Dutchess of Malfy , ' upon the
whole , Lockhart's Scott , ch . lxxix . perhaps , come the nearest to Shakspeare ...
Reader , 1864 , his master ; but he had the power of approaching the terrívlo i .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556000524272

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 955

Categories: American literature

Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

Critical Dictionary of English Literature  and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

A. Dyce , March 31 , 1831 : “ His White Devil ' and Dutchess of Mally , ' upon the
whole , Lockhart's Scotl , ch . Ixxix . perhaps , come the ... Reader , 1864 , his
master ; but he had the power of approaching the terrillo i . 146 . energy of his ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10730460

Category:

Page: 814

View: 919

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature  and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century

A . Dyce , March 31 , 1831 : “ His • White Devil ' and Dutchess of Malfy , ' upon the
whole , | Lockhart ' s Scott , ch . Ixxix . perhaps , come the ... Reader , 1864 , | his
master ; but he had the power of approaching the terrible i . 146 . energy of his ...

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015035113482

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Page:

View: 555

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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Account to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors  Living and Deceased  from the Earliest Account to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century

A . Dyce , March 31 , 1831 : " His White Devil ' and · Dutchess of Mally , ' upon the
whole , Lockhart ' s Scott , ch . lxxix . perhaps , come the nearest to ... Reader ,
1864 , his master ; but he had the power of approaching the terrible i .

Author: Samuel Austin Allibone

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034766991

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 848

Categories: American literature

The White Devil Annotated Classic Edition

The White Devil Annotated Classic Edition

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

Author: John Webster

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ISBN: 9798714109850

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Page: 236

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"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 judgements 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.
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century by S Austin Allibone

A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased from the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century by S  Austin Allibone

The White Divel ; or , The Tragedy of Paulo Giordano With Rowley , William , A
Cure for a Cuckold ; a Vrsini , Duke of Brachiano , with the Life and Death of ... A.
Dyce , March 31 , 1831 : “ His White Devil ' and Dutchess of Malfy , ' upon the
whole , Lockhart's Scott , ch . lxxix . perhaps , come the nearest to ... Reader ,
1864 , i .

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ISBN: IBNN:BNLP000011348

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Page: 814

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The Selected Plays of John Webster

The Selected Plays of John Webster

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.

Author: Jonathan Dollimore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521249279

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 398

View: 850

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.
Categories: Literary Collections

The Living Age

The Living Age

... White Devil ” which is one of the most triumphant and and " The Duchess of
Malfy ; " and being the most memorable ... No better test of critical reader ' s
nerves as keenly , have excited faculty could be required by the most and
stimulated his ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081672663

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The White Devil and the Duchess of Malfy

The White Devil and the Duchess of Malfy

Besides monographs and essays specially devoted to The White Devil and The
Duchess of Malfy , this list includes such general works on the drama and on
Webster and his plays as are likely to prove useful to the general reader or the
student . See also the memoirs and critical matter in the volumes listed under
Texts .

Author: John Webster

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010447673

Category:

Page: 422

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