Daily Archives: February 27, 2020

David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Francisco de Medici and Cardinal Monticelso talked together in a room in Francisco de Medici’s palace in Rome. Cardinal Monticelso said, “Come, come, my lord, untie your folded thoughts, and let them dangle loose, as a bride’s … Continue reading

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

— 3.3 — Flamineo was at one end of an antechamber to the courtroom. Marcello and Lodovico were at the other end. Flamineo had started to pretend to be mentally disturbed because of the disgrace of his sister, Vittoria. He … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — The arraignment of Vittoria was starting in the courtroom. She was being tried for adultery and the murder of her husband. Francisco de Medici, Cardinal Monticelso, the six lieger ambassadors, Brachiano, Vittoria, Zanche (Vittoria’s serving-woman), Flamineo, Marcello, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — Francisco de Medici and Cardinal Monticelso talked together. Their Chancellor and Registrar were present. They were in an anteroom to the courtroom where Vittoria’s trial would take place. Francisco de Medici said to Cardinal Monticelso, “You have … Continue reading

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