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John Webster
The Critical Heritage

Edited By

Don D. Moore





ISBN 9781138006911
Published April 10, 2014 by Routledge
172 Pages

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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part 1 Comments; Chapter 1 Webster on ‘The White Devil’ 1612; Chapter 2 Webster’s View of ‘The Duchess of Malfi’; Chapter 3 The Dedication of ‘The Devil’S Law Case’; Chapter 4 Three Poems for ‘The Duchess’; Chapter 5 Fitzjeffrey’s Portrait of Websters; Chapter 6 An Italian Envoy Comments on ‘The Duchess‘; Chapter 7 Abraham Wright’s Commonplace Book; Chapter 8 Singular Praise from Samuel Sheppard; Chapter 9 Samuel Pepys on Webster; Chapter 10 Langbaine’s Webster; Chapter 11 On the Failure of Birth Control in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ and ‘Henry VIII’; Chapter 12 Nahum Tate Rewrites ‘The White Devil’; Chapter 13 Lewis Theobald Rewrites ‘The Duchess of Malfi’; Chapter 14 Charles Lamb: Webster Reclaimed; Chapter 15 Reactions to Lamb; Chapter 16 Nathan Drake Ranks the Elizabethans; Chapter 17 ‘Blackwood’s Reviews Webster; Chapter 18 Campbell Refutes Lamb; Chapter 19 Hazlitt on Webster 1819,; Chapter 20 Lord Byron Resists But Reads; Chapter 21 Shelley’s Tastes; Chapter 22 ‘Barry Cornwall’ on Webster; Chapter 23 Dyce’s Introduction to Webster; Chapter 24 George Darley Writes of Webster; Chapter 25 The ‘Gentleman‘s Magazine’ Considers Webster; Chapter 26 A Historian’s Webster; Chapter 27 The Students’ Webster; Chapter 28 ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ on Stage; Chapter 29 Isabella Glyn Tours as the Duchess; Chapter 30 ‘The Duchess’ in the USA; Chapter 31 The Canon Fires; Chapter 32 Webster on the American Lecture Circuit; Chapter 33 J.A. Symonds in the ‘Cornhill Magazine’; Chapter 34 William Minto on Webster as Dramatist; Chapter 35 Ward’s ‘History’; Chapter 36 Swinburne on Webster; Chapter 37 James Russell Lowell Lectures; Chapter 38 Saintsbury’s Survey; Chapter 39 J.A. Symonds on Webster; Chapter 40 The Typical Webster; Chapter 41 ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ in London; Chapter 42 Archer Attacks; Chapter 43 William Poel Defends Webster; Chapter 44 A Traditionalist Protests; Chapter 45 Gosse on Webster’s ‘Tragic Poem’; Chapter 46 Webster in the ‘DNB’;

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Don D. Moore