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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140430814
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140430814
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 464 pages. 8.25x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140430814
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140430814
Book Description Penguin Classics 1973-01-30, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 0140430814 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140430814