978-0-393-90066-8 / 9780393900668

The Duchess of Malfi (New Mermaid Series)


Publisher:W W Norton & Co Inc



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The Duchess of Malfi is one of the major tragedies of the Jacobean period and remains popular in the theatre as well as in the classroom. The story of the Duchess's secret marriage and the cruel revenge of her brothers has fascinated and appalled audiences for centuries. Ferdinand forbids his widowed sister to marry again. When he discovers that she is not only married but had a child he is driven mad with fury. The Duchess of Malfi is a study in strong characters, dark deeds and dreadful revenge. The play also boasts in Bosola one of the most ambivalent and intriguing malcontents an revengers in the entire Revenge Tragedy tradition.

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