Webster: The Duchess of Malfi


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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 ...

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi 2014, Palgrave, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780230243750


Webster: The Duchess of Malfi 2014, Palgrave, London

ISBN-13: 9780230243743

2014 edition Annotated