Duchess of Malfi (Fountainwell Drama Texts)

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9780050024942: Duchess of Malfi (Fountainwell Drama Texts)

New Mermaids are modernized and fully-annotated editions of classic English plays. Each volume includes:

The playtext, in modern spelling, edited to the highest bibliographical and textual standards
Textual notes recording significant changes to the copytext and variant readings
Glossing notes explaining obscure words and word-play
Critical, contextual and staging notes
Photographs of productions where applicable
A full introduction which provides a critical account of the play, the staging conventions of the time and recent stage history; discusses authorship, date, sources and the text; and gives guidance for further reading.

Edited and updated by leading scholars and printed in a clear, easy-to-use format, New Mermaids offer invaluable guidance for actor, student, and theatre-goer alike.

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‘The Duchess of Malfi’ is one of the major tragedies of the Jacobean period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess's secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. Ferdinand forbids his widowed sister to marry again. When he discovers that she is not only married but had a child he is driven mad with fury. ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ is a study in strong characters, dark deeds and dreadful revenge. The play also boasts in Bosola one of the most ambivalent and intriguing malcontents an revengers in the entire Revenge Tragedy tradition.

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A major new edition of this important play, completely re-edited for the benefit of today's users, whether students or playgoers or actors. The introduction incorporates much from recent stage productions as well as offering a new and up-to-date stage history and some lively illustrations. Detailed commentary notes are included alongside the play text for easy reference. There is also a list of further reading suggestions to aid research. New Mermaids is a series of over 50 classic plays with an active programme of new editions.

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