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About the Author: John Webster

John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare.

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Paperback, Published in Oct 2009 by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

ISBN10: 1904271510 | ISBN13: 9781904271512

Page count: 366

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'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'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.

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