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The Art of John Webster

1st Edition

By Ralph Berry

Routledge

176 pages

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The Art of John Webster, first published in 1972, is a study of the three extant plays of Webster known to be solely his work. These plays are seen as attempts to achieve in literature the effects of the baroque, a term which related Webster to the larger developments of European art. Their content is analysed in terms of a consistent opposition between evil and the law. The book seeks to re-establish a base for the claims that must be made for Webster as a serious artist. This title will be of interest to students of literature and drama.

Table of Contents

List of Plates; Abbreviations; Part One: Technique; 1. Introduction: Webster as Baroque Artist 2. Sensationalist and Movement 3. Irony, Parody, and Caricature 4. Character 5. Multiplicity and Unity 6. Conclusion; Part Two: Themes; 1. Introduction 2. The White Devil 3. The Duchess of Malfi 4. The Devil’s Law-Case 5. Conclusion; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT013000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama
LIT024020
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century