This is the first extensive close reading of John Webster's masterpiece of drama, The White Devil, and includes a study of its literary associations. The play is examined as an intricate texture of motifs and images, expressed through an organic form of -movements-, rather than through act and scene structure. In addition, connections of the play with Mary Magdalen, rogue pamphlets, Sir Walter Raleigh's trial, Thomas Adam's -White Devil- sermon, and John Donne's Biathanatos, are newly explored."
Frederick O. Waage
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American University Studies: English Language and Literature