Professor Michael Neill publishes new edition of The Duchess of Malfi

Professor Michael Neill has published a new edition of The Duchess of Malfi for the prestigious Norton Critical Editions series. This edition of John Webster’s 1612-13 tragedy is aimed at student readers and includes a full introduction, a generous selection of supporting materials and criticism from a range of contributors to provide readers with a clear sense of the play’s central themes of dramaturgy; the politics of family, court, and religion; and gender.

Michael Neill is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Kent and Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Issues of Death: Mortality and Identity in English Renaissance Tragedy and Putting History to the Question. His editions include Antony and Cleopatra and Othello for the Oxford Shakespeare, Middleton’s The Changeling for New Mermaids, and Massinger’s The Renegado for Arden Early Modern Drama.