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The Works of John Webster

The Works of John Webster
An Old-Spelling Critical Edition

Volume 3

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Part of The Works of John Webster

  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521260619

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About the Authors
  • This is the third and final volume of the Cambridge edition of the works of John Webster. It contains the final complete play in the edition, the City comedy Anything for a Quiet Life, as well as Webster's spectacular Lord Mayor's pageant Monuments of Honour and his Induction and additions to John Marston's The Malcontent. Webster's non-dramatic work is also included: the deeply felt verse elegy to Prince Henry entitled A Monumental Column, his various shorter poems, including verses for the engraving of The Progeny of … Prince James, and the thirty-two New Characters added to the sixth edition of Sir Thomas Overbury's Characters. This Cambridge critical edition preserves the original spelling of all the plays, poetry and prose, and incorporates the most recent editorial scholarship, including valuable information on Webster's share in the collaborative plays, and new critical methods and textual theory.

    • This edition preserves the original spelling of all the plays, poetry and prose
    • Integrates theatrical aspects of the plays with their bibliographical and literary features
    • Provides a brief biography, illustrations and a critical, textual and, for the drama, theatrical history of each work
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...this final volume, which could have seemed like a mere footnote to Webster’s great dramatic works, sustains our interest in and enthusiasm for a playwright too often characterized, even today, as a purveyor of mere Gothic frissons illuminated by brilliant flashes of charnel-house verse."
    -Peter Malin, Early Theater

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521260619
    • length: 576 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.902kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    The Webster canon: a reassessment
    The Webster canon: a revised chronological listing
    Anything for a Quiet Life
    Monuments of Honour
    Webster's Induction and Additions to The Malcontent
    A Monumental Column
    Shorter Poems
    New Characters.

  • Editors

    David Gunby, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    David Gunby is Dean of Postgraduate Studies, University of Canterbury.

    David Carnegie, Victoria University of Wellington
    David Carnegie is Professor of Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

    MacDonald P. Jackson, University of Auckland
    MacDonald P. Jackson is Emeritus Professor of English and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Auckland.

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