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  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141392233
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Duchess of Malfi, The White Devil, The Broken Heart and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore




A new volume of the greatest tragedies of the seventeenth-century stage

These four plays, written during the reigns of James I and Charles I, took revenge tragedy in dark and ambiguous new directions. In The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil, John Webster explores power, sex and corruption in the Italian court, creating two unforgettable anti-heroines. In The Broken Heart, John Ford questions the value of emotional repression as his characters attempt to subdue their desires and hatreds in ancient Greece. Finally, Ford's masterpiece 'Tis Pity She's a Whore explores the taboo themes of incest and forbidden love in a daring reworking of Romeo and Juliet.

  • Published: 24 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141392233
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

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