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The White Devil

By Revd Prof. John Webster

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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.

Product code: 9780713681376

ISBN 9780713681376
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS14
No. Of Pages 208
Series New Mermaids
John Webster's revenge tragedy, The White Devil is a story of adultery, corruption and murder and explores how a corrupt person can depict themselves as good or 'white'. In this revised edition students will find a wealth of information to support their studies and the very latest critical interpretations and stage history.