John Webster: Essays and Articles

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John Webster (?1580-1625) =Student Essay
  • Book: The Summons of Death on the Medieval and Renaissance English Stage - Phoebe S. Spinrad [.pdf]
    Dissertation: Violent Performance: A Cultural Analysis of the Intersection of Violence and Embedded Performance
                 in Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy - Geoffrey A. Booth [.pdf]
    Dissertation: "The Future In the Instant": Posthumanism(s) in Early Modern English Drama - Farrah Lehman [.pdf]
    Dissertation: Violence Against the Sacred: Tragedy and Religion in Early Modern England - David Anderson [.pdf]
    Thesis: An Echo of Chaos: A Search for Order in John Webster - John Wilhelm F. Vinje [.pdf]
    Thesis: A Study of Three Villains in the Dramas of John Webster - Sandra Lee W. O'Neal [.pdf]
    In and Out of the Bird-Cage: The Language of Confinement in the Duchess of Malfi - María Ángeles Conejo Fort [.pdf]
    The Jacobean Radical Picture of The White Devil - José Manuel González [.pdf]
    The Ocular Impulse and the Politics of Violence in The Duchess of Malfi - Hwa-Seon Kim [.pdf]
    The Duchess of Malfi and El mayordomo de la duquesa de Amalfi Revisited - Luciano García García
    Aesthetics of Deception on the Stage: The Conflict Between Reality and
            Appearance in John Webster's The White Devil - Gülşen Sayın Teker
    The Revengers in The Spanish Tragedy, The Jew of Malta, The Revenger's Tragedy and The Duchess of Malfi - Nathan Mao [.pdf]
    'Another Voyage': Death as Social Performance in the Major Tragedies of John Webster - Roberta Barker
    Le baroque dépravé dans La Duchesse d'Amalfi de John Webster [.pdf]
    On Marston, Chapman, Deckar, Webster - William Hazlitt
    "An headlesse Ladie" and "a horses loade of heades": Writing the Beheading - Patricia Palmer
    The White Devil and Old Wives' Tales - Judith Weil
    John Webster, James Shirley, and the Melbourne manuscript - MacD. P. Jackson
    John Webster's Handbook of Model Letters: A Study in Attribution - Charles R. Forker
    The severed hand in Webster's Duchess of Malfi - Albert H. Tricomi
    "Ears prejudicate" in Mariam and Duchess of Malfi - Reina Green
    "Dido I am, unless I be deceived": Female Desire and Ruin in Christopher Marlowe’s
            Dido, Queen of Carthage (1594) and John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (1613) - Grace Windsor
    Patientia Regina: Patience as Character from the Morality Play to Jacobean Tragedy - Mark Sandona
    Arbella Stuart, Catherine of Valois, and The Duchess of Malfi: An Examination of
            Women, Marriage, and Widowhood in Jacobean England - Nanci Lamb Roider
    An Italian Werewolf in London: Lycanthropy and The Duchess of Malfi - Brett D. Hirsch emls
    Religion, Politics, Revenge: The Dead in Renaissance Drama - Thomas Rist emls
    The Part with Ne'er a Bone In't: Webster's Women and the Politics of Speech - Lisa Hopkins
    Strategies of Submission: Desdemona, The Duchess, and the Assertion of Desire - Emily C. Bartels
    Desire, Commodification and the Sublimity of the Early Modern English Playwright - Katherine O. Acheson
    A Discussion of Morality and Horror in "The Duchess of Malfi" and "Edward II" - Timothy Fox
    The Theme of Entrapment in The Duchess of Malfi - Amanda Elizabeth Koh
    The Duchess: Victim or Villain? - Amanda Elizabeth Koh
    Bosola: Evil or Misled? - Amanda Elizabeth Koh
    Reaffirming the Male Ambition in John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi - Scott
    Lycanthropy in The Duchess of Malfi - Christina Hart

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