Monthly Archives: February 2020

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

— 2.2 — Brachiano talked to a conjurer. Brachiano said, “Now, sir, I claim your promise. It is dead midnight, the time set by you to show me by your art how the intended murder of Camillo and our loathed … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Francisco de Medici, Cardinal Monticelso, Marcello, Isabella, young Giovanni, and young Jacques the Moor were in a room together. Francisco de Mediciwas the Duke of Florence. Marcello was an attendant of the Duke of Florence, and he … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Brachiano, Camillo, Flamineo, and Vittoria Corombona talked together in a room in Camillo’s house in Rome. Camillo was Vittoria’s husband.FlamineowasVittoria’s brother and Brachiano’s secretary. Brachiano, who was a duke, loved Vittoria. Some gentlemen were holding torches to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Webster’s THE WHITE DEVIL: A Retelling — Cast of Characters and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS Male Characters MONTICELSO, a Cardinal; afterwards Pope PAUL the Fourth. CAMILLO is his nephew. FRANCISCO DE MEDICI, Duke of Florence; in the 5th Act disguised as a Moor, under the name of MULINASSAR. BRACHIANO, otherwise PAULO GIORDANO … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 8 (Conclusion)

— 5.8 — Sir Paul Eitherside, Merecraft, Everill, Trains, Fitzdottrel, Lady Eitherside, Lady Tailbush, Pitfall, Ambler, and some attendants had assembled in the courtroom. Fitzdottrel was lying in a bed. Sir Paul Eitherside, who was the Justice, was wondering about … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 5-7

— 5.5 — Ambler entered the scene. Seeing Pug, he dragged him out of hiding, and then he said, “Oh, Master Sledge, are you here? I have been to seek you. You are the constable, they say. Here’s one whom … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 1-4

— 5.1 — Outside Lady Tailbush’s house, Ambler and Pitfall talked together. Ambler, Lady Tailbush’s manservant, had been missing all day, and he was worried about losing his job. “But has my lady missed me?” Ambler asked. “Beyond telling!” Pitfall … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: A Retelling

— 4.5 — Merecraft and Fitzdottrel talked together. “But what have you done in your dependence, since we last talked about it?” Merecraft asked. The dependence was Fitzdottrel’s quarrel with Wittipol. “Oh, it goes on,” Fitzdottrel said. “I met your … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 4

— 4.4 — Fitzdottrel, Mrs. Frances Fitzdottrel, andPug walked over to them. “I am your servant, madam,” Fitzdottrel said. Wittipol whispered to Manly, “How are you now, friend? Offended that I have found your haunt here?” Manly whispered back, “No, … Continue reading

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