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Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

Clifford Leech

Webster: The Duchess of Malfi

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Published by E. Arnold in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 63.

SeriesStudies in English literature -- no. 8
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3184.D83 L4
The Physical Object
Pagination64p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24963435M
OCLC/WorldCa833620


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The Duchess of Malfi takes place in Italy, mostly at the Duchess’s palace in Malfi, in the sixteenth century. The Duchess is a young widow whose two brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are visiting her from Rome at the play’s start. Antonio, the manager of her household, has just returned from leaving the Duchess, Ferdinand engages Bosola.

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*Warning, spoilers ahead. The Duchess falls in love with her steward, Antonio. Her brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal tell her not to remarry (she was recently widowed).

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JOHN WEBSTER. CHARACTERS: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI CARIOLA (the Duchess' waiting woman) DANIEL DE BOSOLA (steward of the Duchess' horses) FERDINAND (Duke of Calabria) CARDINAL (Ferdinand's brother) ANTONIO BOLOGNA (steward of the Duchess' household) DELIO (Antonio's friend) CASTRUCCIO (a lord) COUNT MALATESTE (a courtier).

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So it all starts out with our girl, the Duchess, who's inherited her political position from her dead husband, the former Duke of Malfi.

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