John Webster's vintage revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi was first played in 1613 and released in 1623. This consultant bargains scholars an creation to its serious and function historical past, together with fresh types on degree and monitor. It contains a keynote bankruptcy outlining significant parts of present examine at the play and 4 new serious essays proposing new serious positions that supply divergent views on Webster's religio-political allegiances and the politics and gendering of secrecy within the play. ultimately, a consultant to serious, web-based and production-related assets and an annotated bibliography offer a foundation for extra person learn.

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