Not by Shakespeare: The White Devil by John Webster

Date / Time

  • May 11, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • May 17, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States


Ticket price includes two events: a discussion group at the Rosenbach on May 11 and a group trip to see The White Devil at the Broad Street Ministry on May 17.


Authored by masterful playwright (and contemporary of Shakespeare) John Webster, The White Devil is loosely based on a murder and trial in Italy 1585. Webster’s Italian courtiers seethe, cavort, and kill, but their schemes serve a covert purpose in satirizing the English royal court of his own day. This program features a one-time discussion of The White Devil, followed by a group trip to see the play as performed by The Philadelphia Artists Collective at the Broad Street Ministry.

About the Play

THE WHITE DEVIL by John Webster

Directed by Damon Bonetti

Infidelity, adultery, and betrayal spark a seething retribution. Passions are revealed as the body count rises and blood runs cold. John Webster’s taut Jacobean tragedy explores the violence teeming underneath the veneer of a civilized society. Featuring Charlotte Northeast as Vittoria, on trial for the murder of her husband, and Dan Hodge as her less-than-upright brother Flaminio in this film noir-inspired production.

The Broad Street Ministry | 315 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Not by Shakespeare Series

William Shakespeare was not the only playwright of his time; the Elizabethan and Jacobean stages were brim-full of works by many other brilliant authors. This series will feature readings, discussions, and occasionally play-goings to explore overlooked theatrical treasures from the Renaissance to the Restoration.