The Duchess of Malfi

John WEBSTER (1580 - 1634)

John Webster's bloody Jacobean tragedy exposes the decadence of the Italian court. The virtuous Duchess of Malfi, a young widow, secretly marries her steward Antonio, and is subsequently persecuted by her brothers: the sexually obsessed and eventually mad Ferdinand, and the corrupt Cardinal. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett).

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Genre(s): Plays, Drama, Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Bellona Times
00:04:24
Play 02 Act 1 Group 00:31:07
Play 03 Act 2 Group 00:29:33
Play 04 Act 3 Group 00:40:06
Play 05 Act 4 Group 00:32:31
Play 06 Act 5 Group 00:41:08