A beaver (also known as a “bevor”) was the front part of a metal helmet, designed to protect the throat and mouth. In The White Devil, Lodovico dabs some poison onto the beaver of Brachiano’s helmet; when Brachiano puts it on a few moments later, he is almost instantly killed.
Beaver Term Timeline in The White Devil
The timeline below shows where the term Beaver appears in The White Devil. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 5, Scene 2