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Webster: The White Devil

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 184
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Shakespeare Handbooks

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22 May 2012

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The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy....

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The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy. The Handbook includes:• a scene-by-scene commentary on the play as it unfolds on stage • an overview of the play's cultural context• excerpts from historical sources• case studies of four modern productions, featuring interviews with directors• an outline of key critical writings on the play, from the seventeenth century through to today.

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The only introduction to The White Devil on the market which offers a theatrical commentary, enabling students to get a sense of the play as a performance text



Series Editors' Preface Preface
The Text and First Performances
Intellectual and Cultural Context
Commentary: The Play in Performance
Key Performances and Productions
Critical Assessments
Further Reading
Index

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STEPHEN PURCELL Assistant Professor in English at the University of Warwick, UK. His previous publications include Popular Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and he is a professional director and Artistic Director of 'The Pantaloons'.

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STEPHEN PURCELL Assistant Professor in English at the University of Warwick, UK. His previous publications include Popular Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and he is a professional director and Artistic Director of 'The Pantaloons'.

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