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Webster, John 1580?-1625?

Overview
Works: 706 works in 2,592 publications in 2 languages and 51,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Other, Performer, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Composer
Classifications: PR3184, 822.3
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Most widely held works by John Webster
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster ( Book )
276 editions published between 1623 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster and first performed in 1614 at the Globe Theatre in London, and published for the first time in 1623. It is loosely based on true events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513, recounted in William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (1567). The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, whose father, Arrigo d'Aragona, Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. Her husbands were Alfonso Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, and (as in the play) Antonio Bologna. The play begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process. The play is sometimes ridiculed by modern critics for the excessive violence and horror in its later scenes. Nevertheless, the complexity of some of its characters, particularly Bosola and the Duchess, and Webster's poetic language, give it a continuing interest, and it is still performed in the 21st century. -- Wikipedia
The white devil by John Webster ( Book )
121 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,613 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
Webster and Tourneur by John Webster ( Book )
71 editions published between 1888 and 1963 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabethan drama by Charles William Eliot ( Book )
8 editions published between 1910 and 1938 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The complete works of John Webster by John Webster ( Book )
36 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appius and Virginia a tragedy by John Webster ( Book )
48 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Webster and Cyril Tourneur: four plays by John Webster ( Book )
11 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best Elizabethan plays by William Roscoe Thayer ( Book )
8 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas Ouerbury his VVife. With additions of nevv characters, and many other wittie conceits neuer before printed by Thomas Overbury ( )
48 editions published between 1616 and 1981 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete works by John Webster ( Book )
12 editions published between 1927 and 1966 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The famous history of Sir Thomas Wyat by Thomas Dekker ( Book )
42 editions published between 1607 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three plays: The white devil, The Duchess of Malfi [and] The devil's law-case by John Webster ( Book )
28 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The white devil ; The Duchess of Malfi ; The devil's law-case ; A cure for a cuckold by John Webster ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Andrew Taylor is sent to the Harrow School, a British institution for privileged adolescents, he is spurned by nearly all of his peers, and becomes immersed in a two-hundred-year-old literary mystery when he finds a friend in the school's poet-in-residence
The selected plays of John Webster by John Webster ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy, 1623 by John Webster ( Book )
40 editions published between 1623 and 1995 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster ( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
North-ward hoe by Thomas Dekker ( Book )
26 editions published between 1607 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic works of John Webster by John Webster ( Book )
16 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 287 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
 
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Alternative Names
Webster, J. (John), 1580?-1625?
Webster, Johann 1580-1625
Уебстер, Джон, ap 1580-ap 1625
جون وبستر، 1580?-1625?
ウェブスター, ジョン
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