Much of John Webster’s life is a mystery much like William Shakespeare. Born around 1580, Webster was the last of the Elizabethan era playwrights. His main interest was writing dramas, particularly with violence and gore which in turn subjected him to lots of criticism. Since John Webster followed after William Shakespeare, his narrow scope
of genres (solely dramas) disappointed many people since they were accustoming to the variety of comedies, dramas, tragedies, etc. produced by Shakespeare. In Shakespeare in love, Webster was a young kid, budding his nose into everything, enjoying only the scene of Romeo and Juliet when she commits suicide. We are only see a limited amount of John Webster, but we do learn in his brief screen time about his interest and his personality. Some of his more famous plays are The Duchess of Malfi and The White Devil.