Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 16-34
  3. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 35-51
  4. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 52-71
  5. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 72-85
  6. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 86-105
  7. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 106-120
  8. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 121-138
  9. Rowland Wymer
    Pages 139-152
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 153-174

About this book


The reputation of Webster and Ford is based on a handful of tragedies remarkable for their extreme situations and emotional intensity. Successful productions since 1945 have helped to vindicate the enthusiastic judgement of nineteenth-century Romantic critics and demonstrated that these plays retain their capacity to disturb audiences, arousing strong responses of both horror and pity. Rowland Wymer outlines the careers of both dramatists and illuminates the Jacobean and Caroline theatrical contexts. He goes on to give original and detailed analyses of six plays, emphasising their emotional power and theatrical effectiveness and making frequent reference to modern performances. The plays considered include The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.


Analyse drama dramatist law Romanticism theatre British and Irish Literature

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of HullUK

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