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Webster, John 1580?-1625?

Overview
Works: 629 works in 2,702 publications in 5 languages and 52,875 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Dictionaries 
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 )
366 editions published between 1623 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 7,427 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 )
219 editions published between 1631 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,287 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 )
47 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Webster and Tourneur by John Webster ( Book )
65 editions published between 1888 and 1963 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabethan drama by Charles William Eliot ( Book )
10 editions published between 1910 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil's law-case by John Webster ( Book )
30 editions published between 1623 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appius and Virginia a tragedy by John Webster ( Book )
50 editions published between 1654 and 1995 in English and German and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Webster and Cyril Tourneur: four plays by John Webster ( Book )
15 editions published between 1956 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 611 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 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of John Webster by John Webster ( Book )
44 editions published between 1830 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Northward hoe by Thomas Dekker ( Book )
42 editions published between 1607 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The famous history of Sir Thomas Wyat by Thomas Dekker ( Book )
43 editions published between 1607 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The white devil : a novel by Justin Evans ( Book )
30 editions published between 1915 and 2009 in English and held by 454 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 )
41 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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 ( )
48 editions published between 1616 and 1981 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Thracian wonder a comical history as it hath been several times acted with great applause by John Webster ( Book )
26 editions published between 1661 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 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 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic works of John Webster by John Webster ( Book )
26 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Westward hoe by Thomas Dekker ( Book )
33 editions published between 1607 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1962 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 303 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. 1580?-1625?
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
Languages
English (1,276)
German (1)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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