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The Duchess of Malfi

Written by

John Webster

and

Brian Gibbons

Edited by

Brian Gibbons

~playauthor~Written by~ John Webster , Brian Gibbons ~playauthor~Edited by~ Brian Gibbons

Methuen Drama, 2003

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Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 18, Roles: Total (19), Female (5), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...One of the most haunting tragedies written in the Jacobean period, The Duchess of Malfi is a violent and macabre story of lust, madness, cruelty and revenge. First performed c. 1613-4 by the King’s Men, probably at the indoor Blackfriars...

Introduction

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is Associate Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Shakespeare, the Queen’s Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History as well as of several articles and book chapters on Shakespeare and other early modern dramatists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Revenger’s Tragedy : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

Books

3

... Gloriana’s skull: (1.1.14–18) Citations of the play are taken from Brian Gibbons, ed. The Revenger’s Tragedy, 3rd edn, (London: Methuen, 2008). Thou sallow picture of my poisoned...

On Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

Books

2

...Original and modernised texts of the Sonnets taken from Booth, Sonnets .4812Seamus Heaney has remarked on the pleasure he takes in the obsolete spelling ‘pibled’ in this, the first edition of Shake-speares Sonnets (1609...