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The Works of John Webster : An Old-Spelling Critical Edition - David Gunby

The Works of John Webster

An Old-Spelling Critical Edition

By: David Gunby (Editor), David Carnegie (Text by), MacDonald P. Jackson (Editor)

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Published: 25th January 2007
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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 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

List of illustrationsp. IX
General preface to Volume threep. XI
General textual prefacep. XIII
Acknowledgementsp. XV
List of abbreviationsp. XVII
The Webster canon: a reassessmentp. XXX
The Webster canon: a revised chronological listingp. XL
Anything For a Quiet Life
Datep. 3
Critical introductionp. 4
Theatrical introductionp. 24
Textual introductionp. 42
Anything for a Quiet Lifep. 57
Press variantsp. 132
Lineationp. 133
Commentaryp. 136
Sourcesp. 218
Monuments of Honour
Introductionp. 223
Textual introductionp. 251
Monuments of Honourp. 253
Commentaryp. 267
Webster's Induction and Additions to the Malcontent
Introductionp. 297
Textual introductionp. 309
Webster's Induction to Marston's The Malcontentp. 315
Webster's Additions to Marston's The Malcontentp. 323
Press variantsp. 334
Commentaryp. 336
A Monumental Column
Datep. 359
Introductionp. 360
Textual introductionp. 370
A Monumental Columnp. 373
Press variantsp. 385
Commentaryp. 387
Shorter Poems
Introductionp. 407
Textual introductionp. 415
To...Anthony Mundayp. 419
Odep. 419
To...Thomas Heywoodp. 420
To...Henry Cockeramp. 421
The Progeny of...Prince Jamesp. 422
Press variantsp. 426
Commentaryp. 429
New Characters
Datep. 439
Introductionp. 440
Textual introductionp. 452
New Charactersp. 459
Press variantsp. 486
Commentaryp. 487
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ISBN: 9780521260619
ISBN-10: 0521260612
Series: The Works of John Webster : Book 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 25th January 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.9