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Webster, John 1580?-1625?

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Works: 572 works in 2,678 publications in 9 languages and 54,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits  Study guides  Poetry 
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 )

394 editions published between 1623 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,867 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 )

281 editions published between 1612 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,641 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
John Webster and Cyril Tourneur: four plays by John Webster( Book )

75 editions published between 1888 and 1968 in English and held by 1,704 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 539 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
Complete works by John Webster( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1607 and 1995 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably derived from the two parts of the lost play "Lady Jane", by Dekker, Thomas Heywood, John Webster, Henry Chettle, and Wentworth Smith. Partly in verse. The first word of the title is xylographic. Printer's name from STC. Signatures: A-G4 (-G4). Running title reads: The famous historie of Sir Thomas Wyat. Reproduction of the original in the British Library. (marc) 99841018. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 6537. (stc) Greg, I, 256(a). (vid) 5575. (DLPS) A20096.0001.001. http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A20096.0001.001. 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. Wyatt, Thomas, -- Sir, -- 1521?-1554 -- Drama. Webster, John, 1580?-1625?. Grey, Jane, -- Lady, -- 1537-1554 -- Drama
The white devil : a novel by Justin Evans( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 421 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
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 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas Overbury his wife with additions of new characters and many other witty conceits never before printed by Thomas Overbury( )

62 editions published between 1616 and 1981 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Webster: with some account of the author, and notes by John Webster( Book )

98 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apius and Virginia by John Dennis( Book )

42 editions published between 1654 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 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 Thracian wonder a comical history as it hath been several times acted with great applause by John Webster( Book )

21 editions published between 1661 and 1997 in English and held by 272 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?
A cure for a cuckold a pleasant comedy by John Webster( Book )

33 editions published between 1661 and 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama in two volumes by Thomas Dekker( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1965 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Webster, citizen and dramatist by M. C Bradbrook( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little has been known about Webster until quite recently when his family origins were traced in the London parish of St Sepulchrewithout-Newgate. Now we know that his father was a coachmaker and that he lived with his family in Nag's Head Alley. In this, the first full study of the citizen and dramatist, Professor Bradbrook shows how Webster's education at the Merchant Taylors' School and the Middle Temple nurtured his dramatic art, and how his neighbours - Sidney's Stella (Lady Penelope Rich) and Antonio Perez, the Spanish spy - were in part the prototypes of the great characters of his tragedies. This leads to a new appreciation of his two masterpieces, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi. -- Book Jacket
John Webster & the Elizabethan drama by Rupert Brooke( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Con Uebster

Ioannes Webster

John Webster auteur dramatique, poète

John Webster Brits toneelschrijver (1578-1634)

John Webster drammaturgo britannico

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?

웹스터, 존

존 웹스터

ウェブスター, ジョン

ジョン・ウェブスター

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The white devilComplete worksThe white devil : a novelThree plays: The white devil, the Duchess of Malfi [and] The devil's law-caseThe selected plays of John WebsterThe works of John Webster: with some account of the author, and notesJohn Webster, Renaissance dramatist