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The Duchess of Malfi

By John Webster

By John Brown

Edited by John Brown

The Duchess of Malfi
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  • ISBN: 9780719075186
  • Publish Date: Apr 2010
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-7518-6
    • Pages: 320
    • Price: £15.99
    • Published Date: April 2010
    • Series: The Revels Plays

    Description

    More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an improved, accessible and throughly up-to-date edition. Starting with the authoritative Revels Plays edition of 1964, John Russell Brown has augmented the notes and collations, and casts new light on Webster's dramatic dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction encompasses a stage history from its well-documented early performances right through to recent productions in the twenty first century. The bibliography has also been expanded.

    Students, actors, directors, academics and theatre-goers will find here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the greatest age of English theatre.

    Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    The Author
    The Play: Presentation
    The Play: Contexts and Arguments
    The Quarto Text of 1623
    Early performances
    Theatre productions
    Criticism and Scholarship
    This Edition and its predecessors
    *THE DUCHESS OF MALFI*
    Appendices
    I Reprint from Painter's *Palace of Pleasure*
    II The Music
    III Webster's Borrowing: an index
    Bibliography
    Index

    Editor and Author

    John Russell Brown is Professor of Theatre at Middlesex University and was recently Visiting Professor at Columbia University

    The Duchess of Malfi

    By John Brown

    Edited by John Brown

    Paperback £15.99 / $23.95

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