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John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

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This free course, John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi, 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 course is designed to hone your skills of textual analysis.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the treatment of the themes of love and death in Acts 1 and 2 of John Webster’s play The Duchess of Malfi
  • examine other related themes and concerns of Acts 1 and 2
  • carry out textual analysis
  • recognise some of the historical contexts of the play.

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