Critic quotes for The White Devil

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"Most of the people that come to that playhouse, resemble... ignorant asses"
John Webster
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A work "so obscure that none shall understand him"
Henry Fitzjeffrey 1617
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"Mr Webster's most excellent tragedy"
Samuel Sheppard 1651
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"A very poor play"
Samuel Pepys 1661
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"A play of Webster's is full of the feverish and ghastly turmoil of a nest of maggots"
Rupert Brooke
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"They are pretty generally agreed to be the best tragedies written since Shakespeare's time"
Charles Kingsley
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"He has to arouse terror and pity, not thought"
Charles Kingsley
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"attends to the power relations inscribed in the areas patriarchal history treats as incidental"
Catherine Belsey
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"The drama from 1590 to 1625 is feminist in sympathy"
Juliet Dusinberre
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Cornelia has "internalised her position as one of the exploited...by embracing the Christian ethic of humility and passive virtue"
Jonathan Dollimore
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"Dramatised misogyny"
Kathleen McLuskie
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"Flamineo... is blocked by a discrepancy between his aspirations and the means available for their fulfillment"
Dena Goldberg
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Henry Fitzjeffrey 1617

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A work "so obscure that none shall understand him"

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Samuel Sheppard 1651

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Samuel Pepys 1661

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Rupert Brooke

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