Princeton University Library Catalog

The white devil : a critical reader / edited by Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xx, 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-281) and index.
Contents:
Introduction / Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen -- The critical backstory / Jem Bloomfield -- The White Devil in performance / Eva Griffith -- The White Devil: the state of the art /Brett D. Hirsch -- New directions: ritual dissonance in The White Devil / David Coleman -- New directions: unbridled selfhood in The White Devil : Webster's use of Calvin and Montaigne / Paul Frazer -- New directions: boy prince and Venetian courtesan : political critique in The White Devil / Christina Luckyj, Halifax -- New directions: the look of love? : Pornography and The White Devil's 'terrible vision' / Adam Hansen -- Pedagogy and resources: the Devil is in the details / James Hirsh.
Subject(s):
Webster, John, 1580?-1625? White devil [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781472587404 ((paperback))
  • 1472587405 ((paperback))
  • 9781472587398 ((hardback))
  • 1472587391 ((hardback))
  • ((ePDF))
  • ((ePub))
LCCN:
2016009807
OCLC:
929122906
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