Course: John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

An Open University course.

Description: "This unit concentrates on Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster’s Renaissance tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. It focuses on the representation of marriage for love and the social conflicts to which it gives rise. The unit is designed to hone your skills of textual analysis."

This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course A230 Reading and studying literature. It can also be found in the publication Anita Pacheco and David Johnson (eds) (2012) The Renaissance and Long Eighteenth Century, published by The Open University and Bloomsbury Academic.