The Works of John Webster: An Old-Spelling Critical Edition, Volume 3

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Cambridge University Press, 1995 - Drama - 533 pages
This is the third and final volume of the Cambridge edition of the works of John Webster. It contains the final complete play in the edition, the City comedy Anything for a Quiet Life, as well as Webster's spectacular Lord Mayor's pageant Monuments of Honour and his Induction and additions to John Marston's The Malcontent. Webster's non-dramatic work is also included: the deeply felt verse elegy to Prince Henry entitled A Monumental Column, his various shorter poems, including verses for the engraving of The Progeny of ... Prince James, and the thirty-two New Characters added to the sixth edition of Sir Thomas Overbury's Characters. This Cambridge critical edition preserves the original spelling of all the plays, poetry and prose, and incorporates the most recent editorial scholarship, including valuable information on Webster's share in the collaborative plays, and new critical methods and textual theory.
 

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Contents

Critical introduction
4
Theatrical introduction
24
Textual introduction
42
Press variants
132
Sources
218
Textual introduction
251
Commentary
267
Introduction
297
Textual introduction
370
Press variants
385
Introduction
407
Textual introduction
415
To Henry Cockeram
421
Commentary
429
Date
439
Textual introduction
452

Textual introduction
309
Websters Induction to Marstons The Malcontent
315
Press variants
334
Date
359
New Characters
460
Press variants
486
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About the author (1995)

David Gunby is Dean of Postgraduate Studies, University of Canterbury.

David Carnegie is Professor of Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

MacDonald P. Jackson is Emeritus Professor of English and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Auckland.