The same, or similar, images, symbols and visual icons appear repeatedly in both plays. Furthermore, Webster integrates visual images of action on stage (including pageantry, masques, and the blocking of actors) with setting, costume and props and the more extensive themes of the play, coalescing and concentrating dramatic meaning and conflict through imagery and iconography as well as verbal conflict. For example, visual setting and blocking in the trial scene of The White Devil are used to signify a confusion and abuse of roles.
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