The White Devil

John WEBSTER (1580 - 1634)

John Webster's The White Devil (1612) is a Jacobean revenge tragedy, replete with adultery, murder, ghosts, and violence. The Duke of Brachiano and Vittoria Corombona decide to kill their spouses, Isabella and Camillo, in order to be together, aided by the crafty and ambitious Flamineo, Vittoria's brother. Their actions prompt vows of revenge from Isabella's brother Francisco, the Duke of Florence, and Count Lodovico, who was secretly in love with her. The title refers to the early modern proverb that "the white devil is worse than the black," indicating the hypocrisy practiced by many of the characters in the play. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast
Lodovico: Martin Geeson
Antonelli/Conjurer: Timothy Ferguson
Gasparo: Max Korlinge
Brachiano: mb
Vittoria Corombona: Elizabeth Klett
Flamineo: David Nicol
Camillo: Lars Rolander
Cornelia: Carol Box
Zanche: Lucy Perry
Francisco De Medici: Bruce Pirie
Isabella: Availle
Giovanni: Arielle Lipshaw
Marcello: Marty Kris
Monticelso: Ron Altman
Doctor/English Ambassador: Algy Pug
Lawyer: Leonard Wilson
French Ambassador/Hortensio: Todd
Servant/Page: Kristingj
Matron/Woman: Bev J. Stevens
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Tragedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:27:04
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:29:07
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:34:59
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:33:04
Play 05 Act 5 Group 01:04:36