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Webster, John 1580?-1625?

Overview
Works: 748 works in 3,354 publications in 7 languages and 60,364 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  History  Chronologies  Tragedies (Drama)  Sources  Software 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Other, Lyricist, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Dubious author, Composer
Classifications: PR3184, 822.3
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Most widely held works by John Webster
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster( Book )

455 editions published between 1623 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 8,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More widely studied and more frequently performed than ever before, John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi is here presented in an accessible and thoroughly up-to-date edition. Based on the Revels Plays text, the notes have been augmented to cast further light both on Webster's amazing dialogue and on the stage action. An entirely new introduction sets the tragedy in the context of pre-Civil War England and gives a revealing view of its imagery and dramatic action. From its well-documented early performances to the two productions seen in the West End of London in the 1995-96 season, a stage history gives an account of the play in performance. Students, actors, directors and theatre-goers will all find here a reappraisal of Webster's artistry in the greatest age of English theatre, which highlights why it has lived on stage with renewed force in the last decades of the twentieth century
The white devil by John Webster( Book )

271 editions published between 1612 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tragedy in five acts by John Webster, performed and published as The White Divel in 1612. The play is based on actual events that occurred in Italy during the 1580s. The drama follows the love affair between the Duke of Brachiano and Vittoria Corombona, two of the play's many unscrupulous characters
Webster and Tourneur by John Webster( Book )

67 editions published between 1888 and 2013 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's law-case by John Webster( Book )

33 editions published between 1623 and 2007 in English and held by 837 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( )

33 editions published between 1622 and 1981 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama by Christopher Marlowe( Book )

5 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a two-volume work on Elizabethan-era drama, only the first volume is included in this Anthology as it directly relates to Shakespeare and Marlowe. Marlowe's "Edward the Second" is the first piece, followed by four of Shakespeare's greatest works to provide a basis for comparison
Appius and Virginia : a tragedy by John Webster( )

41 editions published between 1654 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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 famous history of Sir Thomas Wyat by Thomas Dekker( Book )

47 editions published between 1607 and 1982 in English and held by 688 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 complete works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

30 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 676 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 591 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
Westward hoe by Thomas Dekker( )

47 editions published between 1607 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northward hoe by Thomas Dekker( Book )

43 editions published between 1607 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works by John Webster( Book )

19 editions published between 1927 and 1966 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white devil : a novel by Justin Evans( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 476 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 )

50 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Jacobean dramatist John Webster are masterpieces of early seventeenth-century English theatre. 'The White Devil' depicts a dark, sinister world of duplicity, intrigue and murderous infidelity, while 'The Duchess of Malfi' tells the macabre story of a woman who marries beneath herself and sets in motion a terrible cycle of violence. Unlike these revenge tragedies, 'The Devil's Law-Case' asserts social order in a plot filled with twists of fate. Written at a time when the court of King James was rife with instability and corruption, Webster's disturbing plays reflect this abuse of power and are known for their horrific vision of humanity - yet they are also some of the most rich, sophisticated dramas ever composed
The selected plays of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Thracian wonder : a comical history as it hath been several times acted with great applause by John Webster( )

25 editions published between 1661 and 1964 in English and held by 389 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?
The dramatic works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

12 editions published between 1857 and 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The white devilThe devil's law-caseNorthward hoeComplete worksThe white devil : a novelThree plays: The white devil, the Duchess of Malfi [and] The devil's law-caseThe selected plays of John Webster
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John Webster Brits toneelschrijver (1578-1634)

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Webster 1580-1625

Webster, J.

Webster, J. 1580?-1625?

Webster, J. (John)

Webster, J. (John), 1580?-1625?

Webster, Johann

Webster, Johann 1580-1625

Webster, John

Webster, John 1580-1625?

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Уебстер, Джон ap 1580-ap 1625

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