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John Webster and Cyril Tourneur (Four plays)

John Webster

John Webster and Cyril Tourneur (Four plays)

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesMermaid dramabook, MD 3
ContributionsTourneur, Cyril, 1575?-1626., Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893.
The Physical Object
Pagination381 p. ;
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19943159M

It turns out that the Duchess has only fainted; Longaville had charged his pistol with gunpowder but no lead ball, hoping to frighten Orleans into abandoning the duel with Amiens. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves. Without these cookies, we won't know if you have any performance-related issues that we may be able to address. Both Tourneur and Webster, writing after Shakespeare, had of necessity felt his influence, and their handling of the species was modified by that of their great master.

Her dusky eyes sparkle with sharp metallic scintillations, as when Castiza says to her mother:— Come from that poisonous woman there. However, he criticized Tourneure's blank verse in this tragedy, calling it "so imperfect as to suggest either incompetence or perversity in the workman". Google Scholar Marcus, L. 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.

None such are printed with Tourneur's plays. External and internal evidence strongly suggests that the true author was the more distinguished Middleton. Swinburne's art. This information helps us design a better experience for all users. Her dusky eyes sparkle with sharp metallic scintillations, as when Castiza says to her mother:— Come from that poisonous woman there. It confidently reproduces themes and conventions which are characteristic of medieval morality plays and of Elizabethan memento mori emblems.


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John Webster and Cyril Tourneur book

Preview Unable to display preview. Beside the tragedies included in this volume, he wrote another tragedy, Appius and Virginia, a tragi-comedy entitled The Devil's Law-case, and is said to have had a share in the history-play of Sir Thomas Wyatt, and in three comedies, Northward Ho, Westward Ho, and A Cure for a Cuckold.

No dramatist showed more consummate ability in heightening terrific effects, in laying bare the inner mysteries of crime, remorse, and pain combined to make men miserable. In so far as this goes, he may even be said to have advanced a step beyond Hamlet in the evolution of the Tragedy of Blood.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. He studied law at the Middle Temple before embarking on a career in the theatre, collaborating on many plays with contemporary dramatists. This information helps us design a better experience for all users.

But enough has now been said about these peculiarities of Webster's dramatic style. Eld on 7 Oct. It should be added that a delicate little piece of serio-comic workmanship lies embedded in the otherwise trashy Cure for a Cuckold.

He is not a poet to be dealt with by any summary method; for he touches the depths of human nature in ways that need the subtlest analysis for their proper explanation. Yet his firm grasp upon the essential qualities of diseased and guilty human nature, his profound pity for the innocent who suffer shipwreck in the storm of evil passions [Pg xxii] not their own, save him, even at his gloomiest and wildest, from the unrealities and extravagances into which less potent artists—Tourneur, for example—blundered.

Gosse has aptly called it, to be truly the creation of Webster, "the sculptor whose other groups are all in bronze. This flaw—an apparent insincerity in the choice of motives—corresponds to the more painful moral flaw which makes his occasional good work like that of a remorseful and regretful fallen angel.

I would sooner eat a dead pigeon taken from the soles of the feet of one sick of the plague than kiss one of you fasting. Both playwrights have this point in common, that their forte lies not in the construction of plots, or in the creation of characters, so much as in an acute sense for dramatic situations.

When treating a classical subject, he aimed at classical severity of form. They are enjoying the quiet scene, and commenting on their pleasant seclusion from the corrupt city — when the wounded Montague bursts in upon them.

His two great tragedies, The White Devil, and The Duchess of Malfi, are based on sensational events in recent Italian history; they are notable for their striking, and sympathetic, portrayal of their tragic heroines. That is much to be regretted; for without a study of his Roman play, justice can hardly be done to the scope and breadth of Webster's genius.

Books by John Webster

Montague makes a sexual advance to her, only to express his satisfaction when it is rejected — one of those "chastity tests" that are such a striking feature of the plays of the era, especially those of Fletcher. He is included here as the greatest of the later generation of dramatists carrying on the traditions of the stage until the closing of the theatres.

It lacks the breadth which comes from concentration on a master-motive. His literary activities seem to be concentrated in the period This provokes Lord Amiens, the Duchess's brother; the two men quarrel, and are about to duel when the Duchess breaks in upon them and confesses that her husband's accusation is true.

He inserts Vittoria's dream, Antonio's dialogue with Echo, Bosola's Masque of Madmen, accidentally and subserviently to action.

Love's Graduate, rescued from A Cure for a Cuckold by pious hands, is one of the unclaimed masterpieces of this fruitful epoch. Google Scholar Stone, L. He propositions the page sexually, though Veramour tells Laverdine that he would "rather lie with my lady's monkey.

Then we recognise the truth of what has recently been written of him by an acute and sympathetic critic: "There is no poet morally nobler than Webster. In his dialogue, people bandy phrases like—"O you screech-owl!Nov 01,  · OK. The jury has more or less decided that "The Revenger's Tragedy" is not by Cyril Tourneur after all, but by Thomas Middleton.

This is on strictly scholarly grounds. Either way, it scarcely matters, as this play is strictly sui generis.5/5(5). Apr 25,  · Donna Tartt's The Secret History is a book about books, and on my recent re-read of the book I compiled a definitive list of the books and authors mentioned in the novel.

If you want to be as erudite and elite as the Classics Clique, you'd better add these books to your reading pile Specific prose/poetry/plays mentioned. In late Prince Henry, heir to the thrones of England and Scotland, died, probably of typhoid fever. In the capital, outpourings of public grief included a huge state funeral, public sermons (seventeen were published in early ), large numbers of individual poems, and a volume of three elegies by the playwrights John Webster, Cyril Tourneur and John atlasbowling.com: Kate Aughterson.

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