First performed in the year 1612, The White Devil (or, The Tragedy of Paolo Giordano Ursini, Duke of Brachiano. With The Life and Death of Vittoria Corombona the famous Venetian Courtesan) by John Webster has some relevant things to say even in our day. A story of intrigue, greed, philandering, abuses of power and revenge (which is relevant in almost any time), I was struck by the power of... Read more
The White Devil
Red Bull Theater presents a new production of John Webster's The White Devil, directed by Louisa Proske, which marks the first New York production in over fifty years.
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This new production of John Webster's The White Devil offers an interpretation of a poignantly contemporary dystopia, a deep dive into the dizzying maze of political power. Using live video to mirror Webster’s world of seductive images, perversion, surveillance and violence, it traces an explosive love affair and the story of an extraordinary woman in a world of deceit, objectification, and fake news.