Monthly Archives: February 2020

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 5-6, and Non-Epilogue (Conclusion)

— 5.5 — The disguised Francisco de Medici and the disguised Lodovico talked together. Hortensio came into the room unnoticed, saw the two men talking, hid himself, and eavesdropped on their conversation. Hortensio had served Brachiano as a military officer, … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 4

— 5.4 — Flamineo and the disguised Gasparo stood together in a room. Young Giovanni, accompanied by some attendants, entered the room. The disguised Gasparo whispered, “There’s the young duke.” Now that his father was dead, young Giovanni was duke. … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — People fought at barriers. First one man fought against another man, and then a team of three men fought against another team of three men. Brachiano, Flamineo, Vittoria, young Giovanni, the disguised Francisco de Medici, the six … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Marcello and his mother, Cornelia, talked together. A page was present. Cornelia said, “I hear a whispering all about the court: You are to fight. Who is your opposite?” The duel was supposed to be held between … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — In Padua, Brachiano, Flamineo, Marcello, Hortensio, Vittoria Corombona, Cornelia, Zanche, and others, including the six ambassadors, walked by in a procession. Brachiano and Vittoria had just been married. Flamineo and Hortensio remained behind as the other members … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Francisco de Medici met Lodovico, Gasparo, and six ambassadors. Lodovico and Gasparo were escorting the six ambassadors as they came from the conclave to elect a new pope. Some other people were present. Francisco de Medici said … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — The Matron of the House of Convertitesand Flamineo spoke together. The Matron said, “Should it be known that the Duke of Brachiano has such access to your imprisoned sister, Vittoria, I would be likely to incur much … Continue reading

Posted in Retelling | Tagged , | Leave a comment