The Duchess of Malfi on film: Peter Huby's Quietus

Wymer, Rowland (2013) The Duchess of Malfi on film: Peter Huby's Quietus. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780230313859

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There has as yet been no major film version of The Duchess of Malfi, though the play is central to Mike Figgis’s Hotel (2001). After surveying television productions and films of theatrical performances, the essay examines in detail what is to date the most interesting filmic response to Webster’s play - the almost unknown Quietus, directed by Peter Huby in 2002, and never commercially released. In making ‘a film adapted from texts by JOHN WEBSTER’, Huby followed Webster’s own artistic practice of repeatedly echoing other Jacobean plays. He also offered a strongly feminist response to Webster’s tragedy, vividly representing male brutality and celebrating a proud ‘untamable’ woman.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Citation: Wymer, R., 2013. The Duchess of Malfi on film: Peter Huby's Quietus. In: S. Annes Brown, R.I. Lublin and L. McCulloch, eds. 2013. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his contemporaries in adaptation and performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.269-85..
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 13:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 16:13

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