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The White Devil

John Webster

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

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
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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

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:04:37