Plays Directory : The White Devil

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Webster
  • Written
    1612
  • Setting
    Italy
  • Overview
    A revenge tragedy loosely based on a real event that occurred in Italy thirty years prior to the play's composition: the murder of Vittoria Accoramboni in Padua on 22 December, 1585. Webster's dramatization of this event turned Italian corruption into a vehicle for depicting "the political and moral state of England in his own day," particularly the corruption at the royal court.

    The title of The White Devil refers to a popular contemporary proverb which held that "the white devil is worse than the black." The play itself explores the differences between the reality of people and the way they depict themselves as a good, "white" or pure.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The White Devil

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4 known characters

1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Oliver Slee
Oliver Slee
Actor
2019, Francisco
Corbett Theatre
Peter McGrail
2018, The Duke of Bracciano
Ordsall Hall
Sarah Lyndon
Sarah Lyndon
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, DSM
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Gala Wesson
Gala Wesson
Actor
2017, Isabella
Hayley May Muirhead
2017, Francisco
Liz Isaac
Liz Isaac
Stage Manager
2017, ASM
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Romilly Wells
2017, Monticelso
Abigail Smith
2017, Young Giovanni
The Monkey House
Holly Cuffley
2017, Cornelia
Breanne Burton
2017, Camillo
Emrys Johns Studio
Natasha Berridge
2017, Vittoria
East 15 Acting School
Léoni Hughes
2017, Ensemble
Cameron Chalmers
2017, The Conjurer
The Monkey House
Bran Wen
Bran Wen
Actor
2017, Isabella de' Medici
Robert Walker
Robert Walker
Stage Manager
2017, Stage Manager
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Dominic Blight
2017, Ensemble
Lucy Ioannou
Lucy Ioannou
Actor
2017, Little Jaques
The Monkey House
Mark Oosterveen
2016, Francisco
Sackler Studios
Adam Mirsky
Adam Mirsky
Actor
2016, Francisco
ADC Theatre
Angela Ferns
Angela Ferns
Actor
2016, Monticelso
Tristan Bates Theatre