The Witch of Edmonton

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Manchester University Press, 1999 - Drama - 149 pages
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The Witch of Edmonton has received considerable attention recently both from scholars and critics interested in witchcraft practices and also from the directors in the theatre.. The play, based on a sensational witchcraft trial of 1621, presents Mother Sawyer and her local community in the grip of a witch-mania reflecting popular belief and superstition of the time.. This edition offers a thorough reconsideration of the text with a complete transcription of the original pamphlet by Henry Goodcole.. This edition will be of particular interest not only to students of Renaissance Drama but also of the cultural history of the seventeenth century.. Open University adopted text (for their new Renaissance Drama module).

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

One of my favorite English Renaissance plays, The Witch of Edmonton is a collaboration by three master playwrights of the period. Each took charge of a different plotline: Dekker, the true-life story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Vogel - Goodreads

This play is about the importance of words and the power of speech acts to transform individuals and how they relate to society. I think of it has a domesticated version of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus. Read full review

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Peter Corbin is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. Douglas Sedge is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter.

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