[Ebook] The White Devil By John Webster – Anguillais.us

The White Devil John Webster S First Independent Play, The White Devil, Originally Performed In 1612, Centres On The Beautiful Vittoria Corombona And Her Lover, Duke Brachiano, Whose Passionate, Adulterous Affair Unleashes The Powerful Revenge Of Their Enemies While Clearly Guilty Of Lust And Murder, These Unsavoury Characters Become Startlingly Heroic Under Pressure, Challenging Both Conventional Moral Judgements And Oppressive Social Forces This Revised Student Edition Contains A Lengthy New Introduction With Background On The Author, Date And Sources, Theme, Critical Interpretation And Stage History The Introduction Discusses Webster S Radical Experimentation With Tragic Modes, His Interest In The Heroic Potential Of Women, And Evaluates The Handling Of Both In Recent Stage Productions.

[Ebook] The White Devil  By John Webster – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • The White Devil
  • John Webster
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 1426465246

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  1. says:

    T.S Eliot aptly said that Webster was a very great literary and dramatic genius directed toward chaos I love this play almost as much as I love The Duchess of Malfi, but I find both of them difficult to write about Each scene sings with poetic power and pulses with dramatic effect, but what themes organize this errant music, what lies at the center of this tumult of rhythmic discord I don t mean to say that the plays are without structure Take The White Devil, for example It is about the T.S Eliot aptly said that Webster was a very great literary and dramatic genius directed toward chaos I love this play almost as much as I love The Duchess of Malfi, but I find both of them difficult to write about Each scene sings with poetic power and pulses with dramatic effect, but what themes organize this errant music, what lies at the center of this tumult of rhythmic discord I don t mean to say that the plays are without structure Take The White Devil, for example It is about the adulterous love between Vittoria and Duke Brachiano, and the first half up to...


  2. says:

    John Webster s language is extraordinary In the peculiarly special field of grotesque melancholy and pessimism, he achieves a style which is not matched in Shakespeare or indeed by anyone, although Beddoes tried, years later He did not seem much consoled by thoughts of an afterlife, death taking the form of journeys into a sinister and nebulous unknown country, although elsewhere he compares the soul in the body to a lark in a cage The most memorable quality of Webster is his language highly John Webster s language is extraordinary In the peculiarly special field of grotesque melancholy and pessimism, he achieves a style which is not matched in Shakespeare or indeed by anyone, although Beddoes tried, years later He did not seem much consoled by thoughts of an afterlife, death taking the form of journeys into a sinister and nebulous unknown country, although elsewhere he compares the soul in the body to a lark in a cage The most memorable quality of Webster is his language highly characteristic, grotesque, abundant in metaphor and simile, florid, baroq...


  3. says:

    From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3 First performed in 1612, John Webster s revenge play is here set in a 1950s underworld of shifting alliances and sudden violence.Adapted and directed by Marc BeebyThe wealthy Brachiano conceives a violent passion for the married Vittoria Corombona Her brother Flamineo, Brachiano s secretary, plots to bring his sister and his master together, in the hope of advancing his own career Their plans are impeded by the return to Rome of Isabella Brachiano s wife, and si From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3 First performed in 1612, John Webster s revenge play is here set in a 1950s underworld of shifting alliances and sudden violence.Adapted and directed by Marc BeebyThe wealthy Brachiano conceives a violent passion for the married Vittoria Corombona Her brother Flamineo, Brachiano s secretary, ...


  4. says:

    Lord, this was macabre


  5. says:

    THE WHITE DEVIL 1612 John Webster I m sure to get lots of flak for rating this play so low, but the intent was to show how difficult the play was to read and understand I read it twice Between the first and second time, I spent some time reading about the play from various reference sources Once having that knowledge under my belt, I could go back and tackle it again It didn t get any easier t...


  6. says:

    3 5I read this for English Literature, and it was quite a nice change 1 The characters of Flamineo a really intriguing villain , Brachiano and Vittoria were probably the most interesting they were characterised in very precise ways through their speech I feel like analysing these characters and their motives is going to be quite interesting 2 The actual plot is really complex and fascinating though I found it quite complicated to get my head around at first so I had to use some study 3 5I read this for English Literature, and it was quite a nice change 1 The characters of Flamineo a really intriguing villain , Brachiano and Vittoria were probably the most interesting they were characterised in very precise ways through their speech I feel like analysing these characters and their motives is going to be quite interesting 2 The actual plot is really complex and fascinating though I found it quite complicated to get my head around at first so I had to use some study guides summaries , after reading it s a great one to think about, particularly with the themes, which I m interested to study indetail.3 ...


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Flamineo Patrick KennedyVittoria Anna Maxwell MartinBrachiano Shaun DingwallFrancisco Peter WightMonticelso Sean BakerLudovico Harry MyersIsabella Christine KavanaghGasparo David SeddonCamillo Sam DaleCornelia Frances de la TourMarcello Michael ShelfordGiovanni Lloyd ThomasHortensio Tony BellZanche Pippa Bennett WarnerDr Julio Jude AkuwudikeAdapted and directed by Marc BeebyBBC Description The wealthy Brac Flamineo Patrick KennedyVittoria Anna Maxwell MartinBrachiano Shaun DingwallFrancisco Peter WightMonticelso Sean BakerLudovico Harry MyersIsabella Christine KavanaghGasparo David SeddonCamillo Sam DaleCornelia Frances de la TourMarcello Michael ShelfordGiovanni Lloyd ThomasHortensio Tony BellZanche P...


  8. says:

    spoilers I actually felt really sad when Flamineo died in the end Maybe Flamineo was just such a well developed character, or maybe because he s so eloquent and talks in such a perky way, that he actually is my favorite character despite being so evil.Also, I never expected Flamineo to be the main character the protagonist I thought Brachiano and Vittoria would be the mains Also, in the Dramatis Personnae, Flamineo was somewhere down near the bottom of the list Usually, the protagonist is spoilers I actually felt really sad when Flamineo died in the end Maybe Flamineo was just such a well developed character, or maybe because he s so eloquent and talks in such a perky way, that he actually is my favorite...


  9. says:

    The White Devil, written in 1612, was in fact based on the sensational story of the murder of Vittoria Accoramboni in 1585 and the events that it depicts are indeed shocking even by the standards of modern sensibilities It has just about everything you could desire for a modern scandal of the kind one would expect to appear splashed for weeks across the front page of any of today s tabloids infidelity, sex, prostitution, murder, political corruption, law trials, and, of course, revenge.Essen The White Devil, written in 1612, was in fact based on the sensational story of the murder of Vittoria Accoramboni in 1585 and th...


  10. says:

    Nearly 40 speaking parts in this play, the lurid complexity of the plot poisoning, strangulation, a ghost, political intrigue makes even Hamlet seems tame It reads like a very complicated modern thriller, and I have had to constantly flip to the character list at the start to tell the mostly Italianate cast apart This is very much like The Duchess of Malfi you can tell it was written by the same person, with the same obsession with violence, sex and forceful imagery I m intrigued wh Nearly 40 speaking parts in this play, the lurid complexity of the plot poisoning, strangulation, a ghost, political intrigue makes even...

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