John Webster (Webster John)( English poet and playwright.)
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Biography John Webster (Webster John)
(ca. 1580 - ca. 1634)
Born in 1580 in London, the first significant mention of it relates to 1602. Published several malovyrazitelnyh poetic works, was 32 notes for the characters (Characters), issued by T. Overberi in 1624, in the same year, prepared a program of celebrations in honor of Lord Mayor. He owns more than a dozen plays, most of them written in collaboration with other playwrights. In 1634, T. Heywood refers to Webster as his late friend.
His fame Webster obliged the two tragedies, which he had written themselves: The White Devil (The White Devil, ca. 1611) and The Duchess of Amalfi (The Duchess Malfi, OK. 1613). As artistic power and understanding of the nature of human passions, they belong to the best examples of the tragedy of that era, only a few giving Shakespearean masterpieces. Created in the late period, when the main theme of the English drama is human folly and vice in all the infinite variety of its manifestations, these pieces express pessimism era.