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Webster, John 1580?-1625?

Overview
Works: 642 works in 2,561 publications in 8 languages and 53,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Performer, Lyricist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Composer
Classifications: PR3184, 822.3
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The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster( Book )

351 editions published between 1623 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 5,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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{8217}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{8217}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{8217}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{8217}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{8217}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{8217}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."--Publisher's description
The white devil by John Webster( Book )

131 editions published between 1612 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on historical events that occurred in Italy during the 1580s, this dark Jacobean drama is considered one of the finest of the period. The White Devil centers on the love affair between the Duke of Brachiano and Vittoria Corombona, two of the play's many unscrupulous characters. Despite her role as a vicious heroine, Vittoria elicits sympathy in her attempt to endure a deeply corrupt society. In The White Devil both evil and good characters are drawn into schemes involving political intrigue, adulterous desire, and bloody revenge. Criticized for its plot construction, the play is noted for its characterizations and use of dramatic tension and physical horror
Complete works by John Webster( Book )

36 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webster and Tourneur by John Webster( Book )

49 editions published between 1888 and 1959 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

4 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's law-case by John Webster( Book )

15 editions published between 1623 and 2007 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selected plays of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

46 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Webster and Cyril Tourneur: four plays by John Webster( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best Elizabethan plays by William Roscoe Thayer( Book )

9 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains some of the finest plays of the Elizabethan era, including Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta. Reading Marlowe's work alongside that of his most prominent contemporaries offers a worthwhile opportunity to compare and contrast. The Elizabethan era was a thrilling, fertile period of creative production when plays were one of the most common forms of entertainment. Unfortunately, most of the these plays have been lost, but this volume contains some of the finest examples to have survived. Read Marlowe, then hold his work up to that of other dramatists like Ben Johnson, John Webster and William Shakespeare
The white devil : a novel by Justin Evans( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers John Webster's two great Jacobean tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, together with his brilliant tragicomedy, The Devil's Law-Case, and the comedy written with William Rowley, A Cure for a Cuckold. Webster is a radically and creatively experimental dramatist. His tragedies deploy shifting dramatic perspectives which counteract and challenge conventional moral judgements, while the predominantly gentler tone of his comedies and tragicomedies responds inventively to contemporary changes in dramatic taste and fashion. All four plays display the provocative intelligence of a profoundly original playwright. Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition, there is detailed annotation, a glossary, and a critical introduction which traces Webster's artistic development, defends him against charges of over-indulgence in violence, and explores his sophisticated staging and scenic forms
Three plays: The white devil, the Duchess of Malfi [and] The devil's law-case by John Webster( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

34 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous history of Sir Thomas Wyat by Thomas Dekker( Book )

35 editions published between 1607 and 1994 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appius and Virginia a tragedy by John Webster( Book )

41 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 13494060. (stc) Wing W1215. (stc) Woodward and McManaway 1278. (vid) 99754. (DLPS) A65360.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A65360.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions
The works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

22 editions published between 1830 and 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster( Recording )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of John Webster's play of the same title, about a young widow who becomes a victim of vengeance when she ignores her family's wishes and remarries
Westward hoe by Thomas Dekker( Book )

40 editions published between 1607 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

43 editions published between 1830 and 1934 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northward hoe by Thomas Dekker( Book )

31 editions published between 1607 and 2007 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thracian wonder a comical history as it hath been several times acted with great applause by John Webster( Book )

24 editions published between 1661 and 1964 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First ed. Cf. BM. It is improbable that either Webster or Rowley wrote any of this play, despite the ascription on the t.p. Cf. DNB. Advertisement on p. [60]. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library. (marc) 12295175. (stc) Wing T1078A. (stc) Wise, T.J. Ashley Lib. VII, 203. (vid) 59005. (DLPS) A62477.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A62477.0001.001. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at eebotcp-info@umich.edu for further information or permissions. Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?
 
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Alternative Names
Con Uebster

Ioannes Webster

John Webster auteur dramatique, poète

John Webster Brits toneelschrijver (1578-1634)

John Webster englischer Dramatiker

Webster 1580-1625

Webster, J. 1580?-1625?

Webster, J. (John), 1580?-1625?

Webster, Johann 1580-1625

Τζων Ουέμπστερ Άγγλος δραματικός ποιητής

Уебстер, Джон ap 1580-ap 1625

Уэбстер, Джон

Ջոն Ուեբստեր

جان وبستر

جون وبستر، 1580?-1625?

존 웹스터

ウェブスター, ジョン

ジョン・ウェブスター

Languages
English (1,080)

French (15)

Italian (7)

German (5)

Spanish (4)

Turkish (3)

Russian (1)

Japanese (1)

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The white devilComplete worksElizabethan dramaThe devil's law-caseThe selected plays of John WebsterThe white devil : a novelThree plays: The white devil, the Duchess of Malfi [and] The devil's law-caseThe works of John Webster