"a student-made film of The White Devil"

The White Devil is a play by the English dramatist John Webster (1580-1634). It was first performed in 1612. Initially a flop, it was re-staged in 1631 to greater success.

It belongs to the revenge tragedy genre, which was particularly popular in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras.

The play is loosely based on a real event, the murder of Vittoria Accoramboni, which took place in Padua in 1585. In the drama, Flamineo (referred to a few lines later) is the brother of the character Vittoria Corombona.