The Duchess of Malfi: John Webster

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Manchester University Press, 15.06.1997 - 186 Seiten
More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchesss of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the often reprinted Revels Plays Edition of 1964, the notes have been augmented to cast further light on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action which it implies. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its themes, action and visual imagery. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will fiind here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the tragedy which stands in the very first rank of plays from perhaps the greatest age of English theatre, and reasons why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century.
 

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Read in preparation for an Open University course. Again (just also read 'Othello') lots of plotting, deceit and killing. Fascinating that the work 'puke' (for vomit) has been around for 400 years - who knew? Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Other sins only speak, murder shreiks out: The element of water moistens the earth, But blood flies upwards and bedews the heavens. Oh mercy, revenge upon the cursed Vengeful in five sumptuous acts of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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John Russell Brown is Professor of Theatre at the University of Michigan, Ann Abor, USA.

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