OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Duchess of Malfi and Other Plays

ISBN : 9780199539284

参考価格(税込): 
¥1,639
著者: 
John Webster; Rene Weis
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480 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
130 x 196 mm
刊行日
2009年03月
シリーズ
Oxford World's Classics
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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. *ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

目次: 

The White Devil
The Duchess of Malfi
The Devil's Law-Case
A Cure for a Cuckhold

著者について: 

Rene Weis is Senior Lecturer in English at University College, London.

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