Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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