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Duchess Of Malfi Is So Hard To Read


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The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster and first performed in 1614 at the Globe Theatre in London. Published for the first time in 1623, the play is loosely based on true events that occurred between about 1508 and 1513, recounted in William Painter's The Palace of Pleasure (1567). The Duchess was Giovanna d'Aragona, whose father, Arrigo d'Aragona, Marquis of Gerace, was an illegitimate son of Ferdinand I of Naples. Her husbands were Alfonso Piccolomini, Duke of Amalfi, and (as in the play) Antonio Bologna.

The play begins as a love story, with a Duchess who marries beneath her class, and ends as a nightmarish tragedy as her two brothers exact their revenge, destroying themselves in the process.

The play is sometimes ridiculed by modern critics for the excessive violence and horror in its later scenes. Nevertheless, the complexity of some of its characters, particularly Bosola and the Duchess, and Webster's poetic language, give it a continuing interest, and it is still performed in the 21st century.

Duchess Of Malfi - Is Bosola a good guy?

I read the play by John Webster and Bosola is the character that made it for me. He is a vile, crude, misogynistic murderer but are his intentions purely evil? Ferdinand and the Cardinal seem much worse in comparison. Is his attack of conscience in the final acts an impulse or was that conscience always there from the start?

Duchess of Malfi plot?

I've got to read the Duchess of Malfi for my A level English Literature, but I'm finding it really hard to understand what's going on! I'm also having to read Taming of The Shrew for my Theatre Studies A level which I found an absolute breeze to read. I went to watch Taming of the Shrew at the RSC beforeI read it, so I understand and appreciate the text more. So I figured maybe if I read a plot analysis of Duchess before trying to read the play it would helpI. I've been searching the whole stinking internet for the past 3 hours looking for a written up version of the plot of The Duchess of Malfi, where they basically sum up what happens in each act, but I can't find a FREE one anywhere! It's stupid! Does anyone know a website where I can find it? Or could anyone give me a brief explanation of each Act so I can get on with reading it? It's going to be impossible if not D; I've read the first 30 pages and am completely lost !

Character Analysis. Please Help!?

In my class, we have read "Titus Andronicus" and "The Duchess of Malfi". We are required to choose a character from one of these plays and write a 6 page character analysis.

How do I even begin to write this?
Do you have any good ideas on where to begin?
Who would be a good character to choose?

I'm really lost...
Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Thank you

Thanks for the A2A.I have read far more plays than I have seen staged. In some cases I have found it useful to read the play before I see it so I have the wordplay in mind and can follow the lightning quick exchanges. The meteoric and metamorphic and metaphorical  English of the renaissance and the restoration demand much form modern readers. I find this especially true with Shakespeare's plays.Hamlet, Lear, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Othello Richard III, Julius Caesar etc are such thickly worded texts that having a familiarity with them enhances the stage performances.The same can be said of Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest, a number of Mamet's plays, and Stoppard's too.Frayn's Copenhagen is better read first because it is a rather demanding plot that takes on the physics of  Niels Bohr and Heisenberg.Beckett's work benefits from reading too.Some of Sam Shepherd's plays are linguistic waterfalls and reading them first can be a joy in and of itself.Sophocles should be read as his work has become part of our cultural and psychological framing of consciousness.Jarry's Pere Ubu is a fun read and prepares you for the strangeness of the play as staged.

How long does it take to read a 200-400 paged classic?

I often read three to five books a week of that general size. I'm a rabid reader, though. Reading a classic book doesn't necessarily take longer to read, IMO. It's the reader's familiarity with the style that can make the difference. For example, if you are reading a college textbook or a bunch of essays, the language can be very convoluted with enormously long sentences that you have to read three times to figure out. Unless you are used to that kind of language it can be difficult to parse out the meaning, you see?

A person's reading speed also affects the time it takes to read. The more you read, the faster you tend to read.