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DetailsThe evils of greed and ambition overwhelm love, innocence, and the bonds of kinship in this dark tragedy concerning the secret marriage of a noblewoman and a commoner.John Webster's great Jacobean drama detailing the fiendish schemes of two brothers who desire their wealthy sister's title and estates ends with a bloody and horrifying climax.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: JOHN WEBSTER was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. His life and career overlapped William Shakespeare's. Webster has received a reputation for being the Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatist with the most unsparingly dark vision of human nature. Even more than John Ford, whose 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is also very bleak, Webster's tragedies present a horrific vision of mankind. In his poem "Whispers of Immortality," T. S. Eliot memorably says that Webster always saw "the skull beneath the ski".ABOUT THE EDITOR : JOHN RUSSELL BROWN (1923-2015) was a Shakespeare scholar, author, and director who headed the Script Department at Britain's National Theatre from 1973 to 1988. A Shakespeare scholar, Brown is the author of many books and articles on the theatrical production of Shakespeare's works, includingShakespeare's Plays in Performance (1966),Free Shakespeare (1974),New Sites for Shakespeare: Theatre, the Audience, and Asia (1999), andThe Routledge Companion to Directors' Shakespeare (2010).He also edited individual titles for various editions of Shakespeare's works, including those ofMethuen Publishing (1957),New American Library (1965) andApplause Books (1996).Brown edited editions ofJohn Webster's The White Devil (1960) andThe Duchess of Malfi (1965) for Methuen andChristopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great: Parts One and Two (1976) for Collins.He is the author of a survey text, What Is Theatre? (1997) for Focal Press, and edited The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (1997).
SKU Code PRK B 4676 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486406602 Author Name JOHN WEBSTER. Editor JOHN RUSSEL BROWN Publisher Name Dover Publications