Webster: the Duchess of Malfi - A guide to the text and the play in performance

Author(s): David Carnegie


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 possibilities- analyses influential productions on stage and screen, from when it was first performed by the actors of Shakespeare's theatre company, the King's Men, to the present day- presents key critical debates and assessments of The Duchess of Malfi.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780230243750
  • : Palgrave Macmillan Limited
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : 0.186
  • : September 2014
  • : .8 Centimeters X 13.1 Centimeters X 20.1 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Carnegie
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 168