The White Devil


Author: John Webster,John Russell Brown
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043550
Category: Drama
Page: 168
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The White Devil gives us a compellingly dangerous and fascinating woman who consents to the murder of her ineffectual husband. Her defence against the charge of adultery transforms a lurid tale of crime into high tragedy. Webster's play is a vivid study of sexual and political intrigue, written in incomparable verse and prose. John Russell Brown's new introduction uses the latest developments in the study of Jacobean England and in theatre criticism. Detailed notes and glosses make this an ideal teaching text and a 'must' for any theatre goer.

The White Devil

A Novel
Author: Justin Evans
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062092022
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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“Evans is so good at nail-biting narrative.” —WashingtonPost “[A]crackling literary mystery. . . . Harrow itself contains Shirley Jackson levelsof gloomy passages and dark secrets. Smart, scary, sexy, and gorgeously writtento boot.” —Booklist (starredreview) Joe Hill’s Horns meets Donna Tartt’sThe Secret History in this bold new thriller from Justin Evans, authorof the critically acclaimed A Good and Happy Child. Whenseventeen-year-old Andrew Taylor is transplanted from his American high schoolto a British boarding school—a high-profile academy for the sons of England’sfinest—his father hopes that the boy’s dark past will not follow him fromacross the Atlantic. But blood, suspense, and intrigue quickly surround Andrewonce again as he finds himself struggling with a deadly mystery left unsolvedby a student from Harrow School’s past—the enigmatic poet Lord Byron.

The White Devil


Author: John Webster
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 140814512X
Category: Drama
Page: 192
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"Woman to man is either a god or a wolf" John Webster's first independent play, The White Devil, originally performed in 1612, centres on the beautiful Vittoria Corombona and her lover, Duke Brachiano, whose passionate, adulterous affair unleashes the powerful revenge of their enemies. While clearly guilty of lust and murder, these unsavoury characters become startlingly heroic under pressure, challenging both conventional moral judgments and oppressive social forces. This revised student edition contains a lengthy new Introduction with background on the author, date and sources, theme, critical interpretation and stage history. The Introduction discusses Webster's radical experimentation with tragic modes, his interest in the heroic potential of women, and evaluates the handling of both in recent stage productions.

The white devil


Author: John Webster
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 158
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The White Devil and the Duchess of Malfy


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 422
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Webster: The White Devil


Author: Stephen Purcell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137005785
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 184
View: 1768
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The White Devil is one of the great plays of the Jacobean era. In this vibrant Handbook, Stephen Purcell offers an in-depth, performance-focused exploration of John Webster's thrilling, unsettling and darkly comic tragedy. The Handbook includes: • a scene-by-scene commentary on the play as it unfolds on stage • an overview of the play's cultural context • excerpts from historical sources • case studies of four modern productions, featuring interviews with directors • an outline of key critical writings on the play, from the seventeenth century through to today.

The White Devil

The Werewolf in European Culture
Author: Matthew Beresford
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780232055
Category: History
Page: 224
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From Ovid’s Lycaon to Professor Lupin, from Teen Wolf to An American Werewolf in Paris, the lycanthrope, or werewolf, comes to us frequently on the page and the silver screen. These interpretations often display lycanthropy as a curse, with the afflicted person becoming an uncontrollable, feral beast during every full moon. But this is just one version of the werewolf—its origins can be traced back thousands of years to early prehistory, and everything from Iron Age bog bodies and Roman gods to people such as Joan of Arc, Adolf Hitler, and Sigmund Freud feature in its story. Exploring the role of this odd assortment of ideas and people in the myth, The White Devil tracks the development of the werewolf from its birth to the present day, seeking to understand why the wolf curse continues to hold a firm grip on the modern imagination. Combining early death and burial rites, mythology, folklore, archaeological evidence, and local superstitions, Matthew Beresford explains that the werewolf has long been present in the beliefs and mythology of the many cultures of Europe. He examines prehistoric wolf cults, the use of the wolf as a symbol of ancient Rome, medieval werewolf executions, and the eradication of wolves by authorities in England during the Anglo-Saxon period. He also surveys werewolf trials, medical explanations, and alleged sightings, as well as the instances in which lycanthropes appear in literature and film. With sixty illustrations of these often terrifying—but sometimes noble—beasts, The White Deviloffers a new understanding of the survival of the werewolf in European culture.

The White Devil: A Critical Reader


Author: N.A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472587413
Category: Drama
Page: 312
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The White Devil is one of the most violent and most fascinating plays in English theatrical history. It is also a notoriously challenging work; this volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to the play, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its first staging in 1611 staging and ending with the RSC's 2014 revival. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a practical guide to pedagogical approaches and resources. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this complex play.

White Devil

The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss
Author: Bob Halloran
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1940363896
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
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The amazing true story of the only white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafia. In August 2013, “Bac Guai” John Willis, also known as the “White Devil” because of his notorious ferocity, was sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficking and money laundering. Willis, according to prosecutors, was “the kingpin, organizer and leader of a vast conspiracy,” all within the legendarily insular and vicious Chinese mafia. It started when John Willis was 16 years old . . . his life seemed hopeless. His father had abandoned his family years earlier, his older brother had just died of a heart attack, and his mother was dying. John was alone, sleeping on the floor of his deceased brother’s home. Desperate, John reached out to Woping, a young Chinese man Willis had rescued from a bar fight weeks before. Woping literally picks him up off the street, taking him home to live among his own brothers and sisters. Soon, Willis is accompanying Woping to meet his Chinese mobster friends, and starts working for them. Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of John Willis, aka White Devil, the only white man to ever rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia. Willis began as an enforcer, riding around with other gang members to “encourage” people to pay their debts. He soon graduated to even more dangerous work as a full-fledged gang member, barely escaping with his life on several occasions. As a white man navigating an otherwise exclusively Asian world, Willis was at first an interesting anomaly, but his ruthless devotion to his adopted culture eventually led to him emerging as a leader. He organized his own gang of co-conspirators and began an extremely lucrative criminal venture selling tens of thousands of oxycodone pills. A year-long FBI investigation brought him down, and John pleaded guilty to save the love of his life from prosecution. He has no regrets. White Devil explores the workings of the Chinese mafia, and he speaks frankly about his relationships with other gang members, the crimes he committed, and why he’ll never rat out any of his brothers to the cops. Told to Halloran from Willis’s prison cell, White Devil is a shocking portrait of a man who was allowed access into a secret world, and who is paying the price for his hardened life.

Dramatic Works: The white devil; or, Vittoria Corombona. The Duchess of Malfi


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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General introduction. The white devil


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 2007
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The White Devil and the Duchess of Malfi

Text and Performance
Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134908140X
Category:
Page: 71
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John Webster's The white devil and Ludwig Tieck's Vittoria accorombona

a study of two related works
Author: Inna Koskenniemi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 51
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Preface. Bibliography. General introduction. Webster's life. Webster's imitation. The white devil


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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The white devil, 1612


Author: John Webster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 92
View: 1905
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The Devil in the White City

A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781400076314
Category: History
Page: 464
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In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both. To find out more about this book, go to http://www.DevilInTheWhiteCity.com.

The White Devil

A Novel
Author: Domenic Stansberry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996765916
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
View: 2353
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The White Devil tells the story of an aspiring American actress, who, together with her too charming brother, is implicated in a series of crimes dating back to their childhood days in Texas. The novel begins in Rome, among the American ex-patriot community, and from there follows the siblings latest obsessions: an aging Italian actress and her charismatic husband. Stansberry s protagonist, Vicki Wilson, narrates the story in a voice alternately intimate and distant, a cipher of unwholesome impulse and erotic intrigue.

The Selected Plays of John Webster

The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, The Devil's Law Case
Author: John Webster,Jonathan Dollimore,Alan Sinfield
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521271035
Category: Drama
Page: 380
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This volume includes freshly collated, fully annotated and cross-referenced texts of John Webster's three best-known plays.

The White Devil, Or the Tragedy of Paulo Giordano Ursini, Duke of Brachiano

With the Life, and Death, of Vittoria Corombona, the Famous Venetian Curtizan (Classic Reprint)
Author: John Webster
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780259879596
Category: Drama
Page: 92
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Excerpt from The White Devil, or the Tragedy of Paulo Giordano Ursini, Duke of Brachiano: With the Life, and Death, of Vittoria Corombona, the Famous Venetian Curtizan Bra. Are we (0' happy ppm, Can't be Otherwife? Obfetu'd you not to night my honor'd Lord Which way fo etc you wenmhe threw her eyes, I haue dealt already w ith her chamber-maid Z web: the Moore, and (he is wondrous proud To be theagent for fo high a fpirtt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.