The White Devil: A Critical Reader

Editors: Frazer, Paul and Hansen, Adam
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury

ISBN: 978-1-47-258739-8
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2017
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The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Authors
  • Series Introduction
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Timeline
  • Introduction - Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen
  • 1 The Critical Backstory - Jem Bloomfield
  • 2 The White Devil in Performance - Eva Griffith
  • 3 The White Devil: The State of the Art - Brett D. Hirsch
  • 4 New Directions: Ritual Dissonance in The White Devil - David Coleman
  • 5 New Directions: Unbridled Selfhood in The White Devil – Webster's use of - Calvin and Montaigne Paul Frazer
  • 6 New Directions: Boy Prince and Venetian Courtesan – Political Critique in The White - Devil Christina Luckyj
  • 7 New Directions: The Look of Love? – Pornography and The White Devil's ‘terrible vision’ - Adam Hansen
  • 8 Pedagogy and Resources: The Devil is in the Details - James Hirsh
  • Select Bibliography