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The Duchess of Malfi (Revels Student Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

Based on the reprinted Revels Plays Edition of 1964, the notes to this play have been augmented to cast futher light on Webster's dialogue. A new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and discusses the play's themes, action and visual imagery.

Synopsis:

More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is presented here in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the often reprinted Revels Plays Edition the notes have been augmented to cast further light as Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action which it implies. A new introduction gives a revealing view of the plays themes, action, and visual imagery and sets the tragedy in the context of pro-Civil War England; it all explores why the play has lived on stage with renewal force in the last decades of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780719043574
Subtitle:
John Webster
Editor:
Brown, John Russell
Author:
Webster, John
Author:
Brown, John Russell
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Location:
Manchester England ;
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
LIT013000
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Revels Student Editions
Series Volume:
1918
Publication Date:
19970615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.00 in

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Product details 192 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780719043574 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on the reprinted Revels Plays Edition of 1964, the notes to this play have been augmented to cast futher light on Webster's dialogue. A new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and discusses the play's themes, action and visual imagery.
"Synopsis" by , More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is presented here in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the often reprinted Revels Plays Edition the notes have been augmented to cast further light as Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action which it implies. A new introduction gives a revealing view of the plays themes, action, and visual imagery and sets the tragedy in the context of pro-Civil War England; it all explores why the play has lived on stage with renewal force in the last decades of the twentieth century.
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