Forbidden to remarry by her two brothers, the Duchess of Malfi finds herself attracted to her steward, Antonio. They go through a form of marriage and the Duchess bears three children. When her brothers uncover the truth, the fate of the Duchess and her family is sealed.
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Brian Gibbons is Professor of English at the University of Munster and General Editor of the New Mermaids series. Since taking over the series he has played an active part in renewing the established titles and giving greater emphasis to staging and stage history.About the Author:
John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare.
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