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Webster, John 1580?-1625

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Works: 923 works in 3,681 publications in 7 languages and 64,835 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical drama  Biographical drama  Poetry  Fiction  History  Academic theses 
Subject Headings: Dramatists, English--Early modern 
Roles: Author, Other, Lyricist, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Composer, Dubious author
Classifications: PR3184, 822.3
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The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster( Book )

365 editions published between 1623 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 8,587 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 )

208 editions published between 1612 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 4,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play 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. Though its plot construction is weak, the play is noted for its skillful characterizations and effective use of dramatic tension and physical horror
Sir Thomas Ouerbury his vvife. : VVith additions of new characters, and many other vvitty conceits never before printed by Thomas Overbury( )

75 editions published between 1622 and 1632 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appius and Virginia : a tragedy by John Webster( )

57 editions published between 1654 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 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
Webster and Tourneur by John Webster( Book )

50 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 889 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 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabethan drama by William Shakespeare( Book )

4 editions published between 1910 and 1919 in English and held by 760 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
Elizabethan and Stuart plays by Charles Read Baskervill( Book )

2 editions published between 1934 and 1962 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

22 editions published between 1927 and 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best Elizabethan plays by William Roscoe Thayer( Book )

12 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 611 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
The Thracian wonder : a comical history as it hath been several times acted with great applause by John Webster( )

38 editions published between 1661 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous history of Sir Thomas Wyat : with the coronation of Queen Mary, and the coming in of King Philip by Thomas Dekker( )

45 editions published between 1607 and 1953 in English and held by 521 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
A cure for a cuckold : a pleasant comedy by John Webster( )

42 editions published between 1661 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works by John Webster( Book )

11 editions published between 1927 and 1966 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

6 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white devil ; The Duchess of Malfi ; The devil's law-case ; A cure for a cuckold by John Webster( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 428 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
The selected plays of John Webster by John Webster( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appius and Virginia : acted at the Dukes theater under the name of The Roman virgin, or, Unjust judge : a tragedy by John Webster( )

16 editions published between 1679 and 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Con Uebster

Ioannes Webster

John Webster 1580-1634

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John Webster Brits toneelschrijver (1578-1634)

John Webster dramaturg anglès de l'època jacobina

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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?

Τζων Ουέμπστερ Άγγλος δραματικός ποιητής

Джон Вебстер

Джон Уэбстер

Уебстер, Джон ap 1580-ap 1625

Уэбстер, Джон

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ג'ון ובסטר סופר בריטי

جان وبستر

جون وبستر، 1580?-1625?

جون ويبستر

ஜான் வெப்ஸ்டர்

웹스터, 존 1580-1634

존 웹스터

존 웹스터 1580-1634

ウェブスター, ジョン

ジョン・ウェブスター

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