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The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster, Leah Sinanoglou Marcus, Leah Marcus
The Duchess of Malfi
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The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess’s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden... show more
The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess’s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play’s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference. Editor Leah Marcus is a Professor at Vanderbilt University. The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess’s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play’s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference. The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the early modern period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess’s secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. This new Arden edition offers readers a comprehensive, illustrated introduction to the play’s historical, critical and performance history. The text is modernized and edited to the highest scholarly standards, with textual notes and commentary notes on the same page for ease of reference.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781904271512 (1904271510)
ASIN: 1904271510
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 366
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
4.0 The Duchess of Malfi
BOSOLA. Break, heart! Which pretty much sums up my reaction to this play. That and the recurring question of "Why have I not read or seen this before now?". As much as I am sure that I will never truly love Jacobean revenge tragedies, and as much as I am sure that I will always be grossed out by...
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it
5.0 The Duchess of Malfi: John Webster (Revels Student Editions)
The Duchess of Malfi was one of the texts I read for AS English Literature, and I loved it.The plot is slightly crazy; with The Duchess' husband having just died and her brothers the Cardinal and Ferdinand both petitioning her to re-marry a certain type of man. However, the Duchess is in love with A...
N.T. Embe
N.T. Embe rated it
1.0 The Duchess Of Malfi
First thoughts: THANK GOD THIS IS OVER WITH! AUGH.My God. My brain hurts.MY ANGER HURTS.**Also just a forerunner: Everything after this will be going full tilt into spoilers. So if you don't want to see them, skip ahead to where the bold asterisks mark the continuation spot please!**I read this play...
Return to Oz
Return to Oz rated it
It was an interesting story but when you have to read it for class. The love is taken out of it.
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BBC Radio 3: Sunday PlayBroadcast: Sunday 8th November 1992 @ 7:30 p.m.Blurb. The 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 fien...
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