Flashcards in critics Deck (10)
" Bosola is a twisted misanthrope and a cut throat"
" brothers assume a patriarchal control over her body and sexuality"
Michael Neil - play
the play engages in a provocative and potentially dangerous way with social and political issues of its own day and does so with poetic intensity unmatched by any of his rivals
Michael Neil - Antonio
Antonio can be no model of virtue he is too like the equivocal Bosola
The Duchess, not her brothers, stands for ordinary humanity, love and the continuity of life through children.
Muriel Bradbrook - betrayal
Bosola, the chief instrument in the Duchess' betrayal and subjection
Muriel Bradbrook - self
With all his many roles, Bosola is never permitted the luxury of being a self
Frances E. Dolan
The Duchess of Malfi is famous for its remarkable, indeed improbably sustained, secrets
What does Tyann say about Websters tragedy?
"his plays come to life the closer they get to death"