The Duchess of Malfi
The Duchess of Malfi (originally published as The Tragedy of the Dutchesse of Malfy) is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience at The Globe, in 1613–14. Published in 1623, the play is loosely based on events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513, recounted in William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (1567). The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, whose father, Enrico d'Aragona (), Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. Her husbands were Alfonso Piccolomini (it), Duke of Amalfi, and (as in the play) Antonio Beccadelli di Bologna (it).
The play begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process.
Jacobean drama continued the trend of stage violence and horror set by Elizabethan tragedy, under the influence of Seneca, and there is a great deal of all that in the later scenes of the play. The complexity of some of its characters, particularly Bosola and the Duchess, plus Webster's poetic language, ensure the play is often considered among the greatest tragedies of English renaissance drama.

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BOS. I do haunt you still. CARD. So. BOS. I have done you better service than to be slighted thus. Miserable age, where only the reward of doing well is the doing of ...
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The Duchess of Malfi CARIOLA (the Duchess' waiting woman) DANIEL DE BOSOLA (steward of the Duchess' horses) FERDINAND (Duke of Calabria)
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The complete text, with thorough annotations, commentary, and photos of a recent production.
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John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi. This sample of study material concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster's Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi.
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John Webster, 1999
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ANTONIO. 'Tis great pity He should be thus neglected: I have heard He 's very valiant. This foul melancholy Will poison all his goodness; for, I 'll tell you, If too immoderate sleep be truly said.
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John Webster and Brian Gibbons, 2003
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The Duchess of Malfi: Seven Masterpieces of Jacobean Drama
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Frank Kermode, 2010
Edited and with an Introduction by Frank Kermode A Woman Killed with Kindness by Thomas Heywood Volpone by Ben Jonson The Revenger’s Tragedy by Cyril Tourneur The Maid’s Tragedy by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont A Chaste Maid in ...
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John Webster and Leah Marcus, 2009
"Here's a good idea, The Arden Shakespeare, purveyor of handsome editions of individual plays, now expands the brand with Arden Early Modern Drama. Scholars increasingly explore Jacobethan plays, and a series that takes them just as seriously as the Shakespeare canon is very welcome. You'll find the same small design, ample font size...
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This collection brings together the best works of English Jacobean dramatist and Shakespearean contemporary John Webster.
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