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The Works of John Webster


  • 12 b/w illus.
  • Page extent: 680 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.892 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521035118)

This is the second volume to appear in the Cambridge edition of the works of John Webster and includes The Devil's Law-Case, A Cure for a Cuckold and Appius and Virginia. This critical edition preserves the original spelling of all the plays; incorporates editorial scholarship, including valuable information on Webster's share in the collaborative plays; and employs alternative critical methods and textual theory. In particular, the edition integrates theatrical aspects of the plays with their bibliographical and literary features in a way not previously attempted in a scholarly edition of a Jacobean dramatist. The edition presents all of Webster's plays (with the exception of those collaborative plays already published in the Cambridge editions of Dekker, and Beaumont and Fletcher) and provides a brief biography, an account of Webster canon, illustrations, and critical and theatrical history of each play.

• Editing principles that integrate literary, textual and theatrical scholarship • Interesting attention to stagecraft and theatrical potential • New applications of textual theory, attribution and database technology


List of illustrations; General preface to Volume two; General textual preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; The Devil's Law-Case; A Cure for a Cuckold; Appius and Virginia; Corrigenda Volume one: music.

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