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The Works of John Webster

Volume 2. The Devil's Law-Case; A Cure for a Cuckold; Appius and Virginia


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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521035118

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  • 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
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521035118
    • length: 680 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.892kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Author

    John Webster


    David Gunby, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    David Gunby has held the Chair in English Literature at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, since 1980. He is the author of numerous articles and monographs on Webster and other Renaissance dramatists, including Shakespeare, and is editor of Webster: Three Plays (Penguin, 1972).

    David Carnegie, Victoria University of Wellington
    David Carnegie is Reader in Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington. He has worked in professional theatre in both Britain and New Zealand, is a member of Globe Research, and has edited several Renaissance plays and published articles on Elizabethan stagecraft.

    MacDonald P. Jackson, University of Auckland
    MacDonald P. Jackson is Professor of English at the University of Auckland. He has published widely, is Associate General Editor of the forthcoming Oxford edition of The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, and is on the editorial board of the Arden Shakespeare 'Critical Companions' series.

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